OSIWA helps re-launch Sierra Leone's Truth and Reconciliation Commission website
June 14, 2012 -
Introducing the new Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission website
After remaining dormant for three years, the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) website has been reactivated with funding from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa’s (OSIWA). The website remains a key repository of information and resources on Sierra Leone’s former TRC. It contains several volumes of the TRC report and provides useful publications to assist other countries in establishing similar transitional justice institutions. The website also provides readers with the unique opportunity to track how well the key TRC recommendations have been implemented. This is with the ultimate goal of helping Sierra Leoneans consolidate peace and promote sustainable development. Potential users and viewers of this site include: peace activists, academics, human rights advocates, policy makers from around the world, and most importantly Sierra Leoneans themselves. Support for this initiative reiterates OSIWA’s commitment to continue its work in countries in transition. The rebirth of the TRC website will hopefully help Sierra Leone move forward in a constructive and institutionalized manner – one that includes the active participation of its survivors and perpetrators – and help ensure lasting peace and reconciliation in the country.
- Joe Pemagbi is the Head of OSIWA's Sierra Leone office.
For more reading on Sierra Leone's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, go to the Open Society Justice Initiative's Sonkita Conteh's article here.