Opinions Of `VICTIMS` Of Past Human Rights Abuse In Ghana After The National Reconciliation Commissi
02 October, 2006
Ghana’s National Reconciliation Commission (NRC), which President John Kufuor established in 2001 to investigate human rights abuses that occurred between March 6, 1957, and January 6, 1993, is a milestone on Ghana’s path toward democratic consolidation. The NRC’s goal, as an institution of transitional justice, was to promote reconciliation by exposing past crimes and providing emotional and financial redress for victims. However, it is critical to examine victims’ perceptions of the
NRC; the process of democratic consolidation, of which transitional justice is an integral part, is reciprocal. To achieve reconciliation, victims must feel that the NRC has fulfilled its mandate and delivered them a sense of justice.