TITLE

The South African Truth and Recon- ciliation Commission and the Belgian Lumumba Commission:A Comparison

AUTHOR(S)
Verdoolaege, Annelies; Kerstens, Paul
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Africa Today;Spring2004, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p0
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
One way a country can deal with a traumatic part of its his- tory i s by establ ishi ng an i nvestigati ng commission.I n South Africa in 1995,the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established to deal with the terrible truth of the apart- heid regime.In Belgium in 1999,the Lumumba Commis- sion was put into place to research the circumstances of the murder of Patrice Lumumba,the fi rst prime minister of the independent state of Congo.In this article,we compare these commissions.By hinting at some differences and similarities we will try to discover an overall framework.In this way we will give a deeper insight into the conditions necessary for a successful investigating commission.
ACCESSION #
12900937

 

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