• 1. Scholarly opinion is divided as to which commissions of inquiry constitute ‘transitional justice’ truth commissions. Barbara Hayner, for example, in her book Unspeakable Truths: Transitional Justice and the Challenge of Truth Commissions, includes commissions of inquiry in Uganda (1974), Bolivia (1982), Uruguay (1985), Zimbabwe (1985), and the Philippines (1986) under the definition.
  • 2. This was the impression relayed to me in my interviews with RAMSI personnel.
  • 3. Amongst those who advocated for the TRC, there existed a sense of frustration following the report’s unofficial release that the information contained within it would not lead to a tribunal along the lines of those held for Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia.
  • 4. Prior to beginning my PhD, I worked for UNWOMEN as the CEDAW Reporting Advisor in the Pacific Region. My role was to support Pacific governments in the preparation of their reports to the UN CEDAW Committee.


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