Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Peru)

Between 1980 and the year 2000, Peru underwent an unprecedented political violence situation that left a painful balance of assassinations, kidnapping, forced disappearance, tortures, unfair detentions, serious crimes and violations to human rights. The violence process consequences were translated into alarming and dramatic figures. More than 30,000 people have been estimated to have died as a result both of terrorist actions and armed clashes, devastating of towns and collective massacres. The Provisional Government led by Valentín Paniagua created the Truth Commission on June 4th 2001. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is created as the instance in charge of clarifying the process and facts occurred, as well as the corresponding responsibilities, not only of those who executed them but also who ordered or tolerated them, while ,at the same, time it proposes initiatives to strengthen peace and reconciliation among all Peruvians.

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