Ex-Combatant Views of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Special Court in Sierra Leone

09/01/2002
ICTJ, The Post-Conflict Reintegration Initiatives for Development
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This report presents a study of ex-combatants' knowledge and opinions of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Special Court (SC) in Sierra Leone. Ex-combatants and these accountability institutions are interdependent. Ex-combatants need the TRC and SC to help them reintegrate and reconcile with their communities, and the TRC cannot fulfill its aims without the participation of ex-combatants. This report provides information that can help depict and shape this relationship in a way that best promotes reconciliation, justice, and peace.