Truth Commissions and Gender

Principles, Policies, and Procedures

Authored by: Vasuki Nesiah

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Transitional Justice
Region: No Region
Year: 2006
Citation: Nesiah, Vasuki. Truth Commissions and Gender: Principles, Policies, and Procedures. New York: International Center for Transitional Justice, 2006.

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Executive Summary

This report provides an overview of how truth commissions can address gender issues. It aims to help those involved with the truth commission process make informed decisions regarding different operational directions by highlighting the potential advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches. Examples of how to address gender in truth commissions include: ensuring a specific number of female commissioners and staff; providing in-camera hearing options; and convening a gender hearing.