Kenya Transitional Justice Network : Summary Truth, Justice and Reconciliation

This summary was produced to enable Kenyans to have access to a user friendly, easy to read version of the report, and to generate public discussions on the main aspects raised. The TJRC focused on investigating and establishing a record of ‘gross human rights violations’ in Kenya, from independence in 1963 to 2008. According to the TJR Act ‘gross human rights violations’ include the following: violations of fundamental human rights, including, but not limited to acts of torture, killing, abduction and severe ill-treatment of any person; imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical property; rape or any other form of sexual violence; enforced disappearance of persons; persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious or gender, or other grounds universally recognized as impermissible under international law; any attempt, conspiracy, incitement, instigation, command, procurement to commit the mentioned acts, carried out between 12th December 1963 and 28th February 2008; and crimes against humanity.