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Learn More About the TRC Diaspora Project
Map source: CIA World Factbook
From 1979 to 2003, the Liberian people suffered extreme violence from armed conflict, mass displacement, and severe human rights abuses perpetrated by a wide range of actors during the nation’s brutal civil war. On August 18, 2003, a Comprehensive Peace Agreement was adopted in Accra, Ghana, formally ending the prolonged civil strife.

Following a period of transitional governance and extensive national dialogue, on May 12, 2005, the Act to Establish the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia was passed by the National Transitional Legislative Assembly and the TRC was tasked with investigating the truth about the human rights violations that had occurred during the nation’s civil war. In late 2005, following a widespread consultative process and public nominations, nine national Commissioners were selected to make up the TRC panel. 

The Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Diaspora Project was launched by The Advocates for Human Rights on June 22, 2006. The project was designed to give Liberians in the diaspora a role in promoting international justice and human rights as part of the truth and reconciliation process in Liberia. The project also raised awareness of transitional justice mechanisms and of the Liberian TRC process here in the United States. 

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Informational Materials

Liberian TRC in the US: FAQ Brochure