Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission
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. It was tasked with creating a body for distributing reparations to victims and promoting reconciliation between victims and perpetrators. It was also tasked with producing several reports on its findings and recommendations. The commission did not have the power to access all information, but rather was subject to the willingness of government officials and other actors to provide information or testimony and adopt its recommendations.