Truth and reconciliation processes: Lessons for Zimbabwe

"This report examines various African and other truth commission processes with the aim of mapping a strategy and offering a model in the event that Zimbabwe should opt for a truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) as a means of overcoming its heritage of collective violence and serious human rights violations. It also considers briefly the creation of the International Criminal Court and its implications for individuals in Zimbabwe who are guilty of human rights abuses. This report confines itself to a discussion of the necessity for and challenges of establishing a truth commission for Zimbabwe. In doing so, the value of truth commissions -per se is assumed."