CSVR | CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF VIOLENCE AND RECONCILIATION
The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Togo (2009-2012) was tasked with investigating politically motivated violence and human rights violations from 1958 until the 2005 election. The commission involved representatives from all areas of civil society in contributing to an accurate account of events.
The Parties agreed that the necessary arrangements be made for the solemn reaffirmation and effective respect of the apolitical vocation and national character of the Army and Security Forces, the distinction in functions of the army and police, and the independence of the judiciary and police. The Parties agreed to the creation of a Commission...
The Parties to the Dialogue expressed their commitment to the principles of democracy, the rule of law, respect for human rights, development and security for all and their desire to engage Togo in the path of national reconciliation. The Parties agreed to create a climate of reciprocal trust, likely to promote national reconciliation, including through...
The Parties to the Memorandum recommitted to the 2006 Global Agreement and agreed to work towards holding open, free, transparent and democratic elections to find a solution to the crisis in Togo. The Memorandum set out the composition and membership of the Independent National Electoral Commission and provided for the conditions of eligibility for the...
For nearly five decades, Togo experienced an internal conflict that was characterised by clashes between political factions, state security forces and various other organisations. From 1958 to 2005, there were continuous attacks by these armed groups on civilians, communities, chiefs and other leaders (CVJR, 2012, p. 227), beginning with the rule of Sylvanus Olympico and...
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