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A House with Two Rooms: Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia Diaspora Project

Date: January 1, 2009
A House with Two Rooms (full text)
Front Matter
Table of Contents
Table of Acronyms
Chapter 1: Executive Summary
Chapter 2: Priority Recommendations
Chapter 3: Diaspora Project Overview and Methods
Chapter 4: Background on Liberia and the Conflict
Chapter 5: Human Rights Abuses During the Rice Riots and Doe Era
Chapter 6: Tactics and Fighting Factions During the Liberian Civil War
Chapter 7: Liberia's First Civil War, 1989-1997
Chapter 8: Liberia's Second Civil War, 1997-2003
Chapter 9: Child Soldiers
Chapter 10: Women
Chapter 11: Complicating Factors
Chapter 12: Role of the United States
Chapter 13: Experiences of the Liberian Diaspora
Chapter 14: Recommendations Submitted to the TRC of Liberia
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Country: Liberia
Type: Report
Issues: Diaspora Engagement , International Advocacy , Transitional Justice

A House with Two Rooms documents the experience of human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law that forced Liberians to leave the country. It is based on an analysis of more than 1,600 statements, fact-finding interviews, and witness testimony at public hearings held in the U.S. The report also tells the story of the "triple trauma" experienced by members of the diaspora during their flight through Liberia and across international borders, while living in refugee camps in West Africa, and in resettlement in the U.S. and U.K. In addition, the report summarizes the views of Liberians in the diaspora on the root causes of the conflict and their recommendations for systemic reform and reconciliation. ISBN: 978-1449508876
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