Penn Law International

25 Years After Apartheid: Looking to the Past, Looking to the Future: Lessons Learned on Nation-Building, Democracy, and Reconciliation

October 16, 2019

Justice Sisi Virginia Khampepe, Constitutional Court of South Africa
Appointed by President Nelson Mandela as Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Justice Sisi Khampepe shares her personal and political narrative as a leader in the journey to end apartheid and in building a nation and its democratic institutions through justice and reconciliation. She looks back on the lessons learned from the TRC Commission and critically examines how the TRC shaped a nation struggling to heal from apartheid. Her discussion also focuses on what forgiveness means in the law and what those lessons can offer South Africa’s future and the world.

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