Policy Brief No 3: L'opportunité de la mise en place de la commission vérité et réconciliation au Burundi

By Astere Muyango
Pages: 9
Dimensions: A4
Publisher: IJR
Distributor: IJR
Date of publication: December 2011
Only available electronically



After four decades of ethnic violence and serious violations of human rights, Burundi is now at a suitable stage in its history to begin revisiting its past and constructing the foundation for the building of a new future. Burundian society needs to shed light on past events in order to avoid the reappearance of conflict. The main argument brought forward by the author in this policy brief is that that the current socio-political context is favourable for setting up transitional justice mechanisms and specifically for setting up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission.