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ICTJ Holds Workshop on Hearings for the TRC



In preparation of its nationwide hearings, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia has concluded an extensive three day Training Workshop on Hearings at the Corina Hotel, Sinkor. The training commenced from February 6 to the 8, 2007. Dr. Alex Boraine, Vice Chairperson of the South African TRC and founder of ICTJ, Javier Curlizza, Executive Secretary of the TRC in Peru (2001-2003), Ozonnia Ojielo, Officer-in-Charge of the TRC in Sierra Leone (2002-2005) and Priscilla Hayner, Director of International Policy Makers, ICTJ, facilitated sessions about fundamental set-ups of hearings in different countries, strategic planning and policy decisions for hearings and programming and realization of hearings.



The three day workshop further highlighted the role of individual staff in the hearings and the care that needs to be given the statement giver. The Peruvian, Sierra Leonean and South African experiences were also discussed. TRC Commissioners and the Hearings Committee alongside the Programme Assistants took part in the training.



At the end of the workshop, the TRC and the ICTJ signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a service oriented relationship between the two institutions. The ICTJ has been providing human resource development services to the TRC and will continue to do so.

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