Translating Transitional Justice: The Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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Louise Vella

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Discussion paper

The Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was the first truth commission in the Pacific, established under the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act 20081 (TRC Act) in an effort to 'promote national unity and reconciliation' following the civil conflict which troubled the country between 1998 and 2003. The commission was publicly launched in 2008 by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Chair of the South African TRC, and officially began operations in 2010 for two years. The commission presented its five-volume final report to Prime Minister

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