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Central African Republic

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Central African Republic

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established in 2003 with the aim of identifying the causes of the Central African Republic’s crises between 1960 and 2003. The work of the TRC was divided into six subcommissions focusing mainly on political, security, economic and social issues.

Established Conflict Period
Mandate Final Report Peace Agreement
2003, by presidential order

2002-2003

Central African Republic

Inclusive Political Dialogue

The Inclusive Political Dialogue was a two-week dialogue held in Bangui in 2008. The talks focused on themes including politics and governance, security and armed groups, and development in the Central African Republic. They were attended by about 150 participants from government, its allied political parties, opposition parties, rebel movements and civil society, and culminated in a number of recommendations being presented to government.

Established Conflict Period
Mandate Final Report Peace Agreement
2008, by presidential order 2003-2008
Central African Republic

National Reconciliation Forum

The National Reconciliation Forum, known as the Bangui Forum, was held on 4-11 May 2015 and attended by more than 600 representatives, including women, participants from different communities, religious backgrounds and ethnicities, as well as the diaspora and refugee populations. The four themes discussed at the forum in plenary debates and working groups were: peace and security; governance; justice and reconciliation; and economic and social development. One of the key recommendations adopted at the Bangui Forum was for national and local mechanisms for justice and reconciliation in the Central African Republic, including the establishment of a national truth and reconciliation commission and local peace and reconciliation committees.

Established Conflict Period
Mandate Final Report Peace Agreement
2015 2015 2015 Republican Pact for Peace
Central African Republic

Truth, Justice, Reparation and Reconciliation Commission

The Truth, Justice, Reparation and Reconciliation Commission has been mandated to investigate, establish the truth, and situate responsibilities concerning serious events in the Central African Republic from 1959 to 2019. As stipulated by its founding legislation, the commission will investigate events including the coups in the country; foreign military interventions; use of mercenaries; serious violations of human rights; and political governance. It is to organise thematic hearings on major violations committed and the role played by state or private institutions. The commission’s mandate covers reparations, provides mechanisms for conciliation between victims and perpetrators, and covers matters of forgiveness, envisaging the possible use of traditional and neo-traditional mechanisms for reparation and reconciliation.

Established Conflict Period
Mandate Final Report Peace Agreement

2020, by legislation

1959-2019

2020 Mandate (French) (English) 2019 Khartoum Peace Agreement (S/2019/145)