Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

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Identifiers for corporate bodies

TRC

Description area

Dates of existence

1995-1998

History

Established by Mandela in 1995 as a way for South Africa to heal after decades of brutal abuse in the apartheid era.The work of the TRC was done through the Human Rights Violation Committee investigating human rights abuses occurring from 1960 to 1994; the Reparation and Repatriation Committee dealing with compensation and the Amnesty Committee would consider granting amnesty from prosecution to those perpetrators provided they make full disclosure and acted politically. In 1998 the TRC delivered its report to Mandela, and completed its work in 2003.

Places

South Africa

Legal status

The TRC was based on the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, No 34 of 1995

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

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Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

ZA-COM-01839

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Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

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