n Conflict Trends - Morocco's Equity and Reconciliation Commission : a new paradigm for transitional justice

Volume 2012, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


After violent protests and political upheaval, states across the Middle East and North Africa must now negotiate complete conflict transformations as per the demands of their citizens. In a best-case scenario, countries in transition, including Liberia, Egypt, Tunisia and Iraq, would navigate healthy and peaceful democratic transitions from eras of authoritarianism and corruption, to eras where vibrant civil societies interact with transparent governments. However, transitions are incomplete if revolutionaries merely claim elections and re-written constitutions as victory. In places where little trust exists between citizen and state, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (TRCs) may be the key to meaningful democratic transition and complete resolution of conflict.

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