Public launch of the Report of the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) in the Philippines

6 Apr 2016 0:0

The Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) was established as part of the Normalization Annex of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB), as a result of protracted negotiations between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The TJRC was mandated to propose appropriate mechanisms:

  • To address legitimate grievances of the Bangsamoro people;
  • To correct historical injustices;
  • To address human rights violations;
  • To address marginalization through land dispossession. 

The TJRC presented its report on 15 March 2016 in Cotabato City and on 16 March 2016 in Manila.

More than a total number of 350 individuals, organizations and representatives from local, regional,national and international entities attended the ceremony held both in Cotabato and Manila that began with an ecumenical invocation for peace.

Based on Consultation Process, community-based ‘listening process’ sessions, study group reviews of existing research, as well as key policy interviews, the TJRC recommends, amont others, the establishment of the National Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission on the Bangsamoro (NTJRCB), as well as a Civil Society Forum for Transitional Justice and Reconciliation in the Bangsamoro. 

To read more about its press release, click here.

To read the full report of the TJRC, click here.