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Peace commission

A peace commission is an organization that operates at a local, regional, or national level within a country to reduce, counter, or prevent conflict. Typically, a peace commission will involve local communities and individuals in the peace building process.[1] A Truth and reconciliation commission is a form of Peace Commission that discovers and reveals past wrongdoings in the hope of resolving conflict left over from the past. The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission is an example.[2] A commission such as the Southern Sudan Peace Commission is less concerned with the past, and more with finding ways to prevent ongoing ethnic violence from escalating, but instead to move towards a more peaceful society.[3]

Another sense for the term is a commission that represents a country negotiating the terms of a peace during or immediately after a war.

Contents

  • Peace promotion 1
  • Peace negotiation 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Peace promotion

Examples of peace commissions that promote the peace in unstable situations:

Peace negotiation

Examples of peace commissions established to negotiate terms of peace:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Peace Commissions". Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to the official Truth and Reconciliation Commission Website". Government of South Africa. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  3. ^ "SSPC/Pact Sudan People to People Peace Building".  
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