Juba, 17th May 2018. Officials from the Ministry of Justice have begun a grass root consultations for the establishment of the Commission on Truth, Reconciliation and Healing (CTRH), as part of the 2015 peace agreement.
A technical committee members formed by the Ministry of Justice left Juba on Monday for (13) major towns across the country to hear and document public views on issues relating to the legislation for the creation of the Commission.
The establishment of a Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing falls under Chapter V of the Peace Agreement which deals with issues of transitional justice, accountability, reconciliation, and healing.
The national consultations will be in two phases; the first phase from 14 to 18 May and the second phase from 25 May to 1 June 2018 in the target locations of Bor, Torit, Yambio, Rumbek, Wau, Malakal, Leer, Renk, Bentiu, Aweil, Mundri, Yei and Kuajok.
Views collected during the consultations will form the basis for drafting the CTRH legislation that will be approved by the Transitional Government of National Unity.
The Technical Committee with support from UNDP and other development partners will continue to carry out its mandate by ensuring as much as possible an inclusive process that will lead to a truth, reconciliation and healing mechanism.