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Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1995

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To provide for the investigation and the establishment of as complete a picture  as possible of the nature, causes and extent of gross violations of human rights  committed during the period from 1 March 1960 to the cut-off date contemplated  in the Constitution, within or outside the Republic, emanating from the conflicts of the past, and the fate or whereabouts of the victims of such violations; the granting of amnesty to persons who make full disclosure of all  the relevant facts relating to acts associated with a political objective committed in the course of the conflicts of the past during the said period; affording victims an opportunity to relate the violations they suffered; the taking of measures aimed at the granting of reparation to, and the rehabilitation and the restoration of the human and civil dignity of, victims of violations of human rights; reporting to the Nation about such violations and victims; the making of recommendations aimed at the prevention of the commission of gross violations of human rights; and for the said purposes to provide for the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, comprising a Committee on Human Rights Violations, a Committee on Amnesty and a Committee on Reparation and Rehabilitation; and to confer certain powers on, assign certain  functions to and impose certain duties upon that Commission and those Committees; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

Last update: February 2016


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Latest Developments:

 

The Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1995 (Act No. 34 of 1995) has been amended by Regulations, Publication of Increased Amounts in terms of Regulation 8(2)(a) of the Regulations relating to Assistance to Victims in respect of Basic Education, 2014, Notice No. R. 2 of 2016 dated 26 February 2016.

 

The Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1995 (Act No. 34 of 1995), has been amended by Regulations, Regulations relating to Assistance to Victims in respect of Basic Education, 2014, Notice No. R. 853 of 2014, Government Gazette 38157 dated 3 November 2014.

 

The Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1995 (Act No. 34 of 1995), has been amended by Regulations, Regulations relating to Assistance to Victims in respect of Higher Education and Training, 2014, Notice No. R. 852 of 2014, Government Gazette 38157 dated 3 November 2014.

 

The Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1995 (Act No. 34 of 1995), has been amended by Regulations, Regulations relating to Community Rehabilitation, Notice No. 929 of 2013, Government Gazette 37097 dated 29 November 2013.

 

The Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1995 (Act No. 34 of 1995) has been amended by Regulations, Regulations on Exhumation, Reburial or Symbolic Burial of Deceased Victims, Notice No. R. 356 of 2010, Government Gazette 33164 dated 7 May 2010.

 

The Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1995 (Act No. 34 of 1995), has been added to the site by Notice No. 1111 of 1995 dated 26 July 1995.