Amnesty against amnesty

Get yourself over to Telegraph Blogs for the latest on the likelihood of the UK having its very own truth and reconciliation commission (to deal with the legacy of the Northern Ireland conflict).

We at Amnesty are pretty clear about this stuff. We're for justice. We're against amnesties.

But what do you you think?

Does one need to offer immunity from prosecution in order to be able to secure the truth of what happened for those who have lost loved ones?

What are the lessons from South Africa or other post-conflict countries with which you are familiar?

I would be really interested to hear what you think.

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