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"The Seychelles Commission is not a court, it seeks to bridge divisions"
Before being appointed in 2019 as Chairperson of the Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission (TRNUC) in the Seychelles, Australian jurist Gabrielle Louise McIntyre served…
Seychelles Truth Commission: elusive truth on coup d’Etat killings
Why were two killings on June 5, 1977, the day of France-Albert René’s coup d’Etat, not investigated and prosecuted? And why did the families never…
The Seychelles’ Truth Commission, the year ahead
The Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission resumed its public hearings between November 9 and December 11, after a three-month suspension due to the Covid-19…
Seychelles: a national lottery to compensate victims?
In May, the Seychelles’ Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission recommended that a National Lottery should be organised to raise funds for victims seeking compensation…
Truth on pause in Gambia, Seychelles and Colombia
In the Gambia and the Seychelles truth commission hearings have been suspended last week due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Public hearings will not resume in…
Seychelles: Making sense of a bloody night in the rainforest
The sole survivor of a vicious attack perpetrated in 1983 by a group of army personnel, Bryan Charles Victor, took the stand for two hours…
Seychelles: He was a blabbermouth, then we never heard of him
Between 6 and 17 January the Seychelles’ Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission heard cases of alleged murders and disappearances, including that of Gilbert Morgan,…
The Seychelles Truth Commission hears about the 1977 coup
On November 5, former president of the Seychelles islands James Michel testified about the coup d’état in which he was involved on June 5, 1977.…