Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission wiki (TRC) "was set up by the Government of National Unity to help deal with what happened under apartheid. The conflict during this period resulted in violence and human rights abuses from all sides. No section of society escaped these abuses." [1]

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch



  • Alex Boraine, A Country Unmasked: Inside South Africa 's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Chapman, Audrey and Patrick Ball. "The Truth of Truth Commissions: Comparative Lessons from Haiti, South Africa and Guatemala." Human Rights Quarterly 23 (2001):1-43.
  • James L. Gibson, Overcoming Apartheid: Can Truth Reconcile a Divided Nation? New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2004.
  • Lyn Graybill, Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: Miracle or Model? Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002.
  • Ruti G. Teitel, Transitional Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Tutu, Desmond. No Future Without Forgiveness. New York: Doubleday, 1999.


  1. Truth and Reconciliation Commission, accessed April 8, 2010.