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An Overview of Ghana's National Reconciliation Commission and its Relationship with the Courts

  • Ken Agyemang Attafuah

In December 2001, the Parliament of Ghana passed a law to establish the National Reconciliation Commission (the “Commission”). The law, known as the National Reconciliation Commission Act (Act 611), came into force on 7 January 2002, when it received Presidential assent. The Commission was inaugurated on 6 May 2002. The goal of the Commission is to help reconcile the people of Ghana by finding out the truth about past human rights abuses and helping those who were hurt by the abuses to deal with their pain and to move on with their lives. The Commission will also help those who participated in the abuses to come to terms with the experiences and to obtain forgiveness.

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Constitutional Rule Reconciliation Commission West AFRICA Transitional Arrangement Judicial Scrutiny 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken Agyemang Attafuah
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  1. 1.National Reconciliation CommissionGhana

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