Venue: The Graduate Institute, Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland.
Truth commissions created after armed conflicts have tended towards uniformity in their mandates even though awareness of the complex challenges facing such commissions has become increasingly evident. Despite increased awareness of these issues, several truth-seeking processes have gone through near-paralyzing crises.
In the light of experience and practice, this conference re-examines assumptions about how truth commissions are established and what makes them operate effectively.
> Päivi Kairamo, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, Geneva
> Ruth McCoy, Executive Director, Kofi Annan Foundation
> David Tolbert, President, International Center for Transitional Justice
> Frank Halderman, Professor of Law, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
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