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Title: Visions and Realities: Stories from the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Contributor(s): Vella, Louise Angelina (author); Spence, Rebecca  (supervisor); Maebuta, Jack  (supervisor); Ware, Helen  (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 2016
Copyright Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: This thesis presents an in-depth qualitative case study of the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) - the first truth commission in the Pacific. Proposed by civil society and church networks during the Solomon Islands conflict, known locally as 'the tensions', the TRC was initially envisaged as a means to prompt reconciliation and build peace during the crisis. Several years later, after the arrival of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and the restoration of law and order, the 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act 2008' was passed in parliament and the TRC was established with a mandate to 'promote national unity and reconciliation'. In February 2012, the TRC's final report was handed to the prime minister. Despite being widely read by Solomon Islanders and others worldwide after being unofficially leaked in early 2013, it has yet to be tabled in parliament or officially released.
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 160607 International Relations
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 440808 International relations
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Rights Statement: Copyright 2015 - Louise Angelina Vella
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
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