SACTJ Rejects Reparations Regulations

Posted on May 27, 2011. Filed under: Transitional Justice |

The South African Coalition for Transitional Justice (SACTJ) has released a press statement indicating that it rejects the regulations gazetted by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&CD) earlier this month, and related to the ‘payment of educational assistance and health benefits exclusively to victims identified by the TRC’.

These regulations, the Coalition maintains, were ‘gazetted after only a very superficial consultation process with victims and other stakeholders, and do not address the key concerns expressed by these stakeholders’.

The Coalition consists of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Khulumani Support Group, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, International Centre for Transitional Justice, South African History Archives, Human Rights Media Centre, Freedom of Expression Institute and the Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture.

To read the full press release, click here.

A press conference will also be held on 11 June in the COSATU boardroom, Community House, 41 Salt River Road, at 11am.

For more information please call:

Dr Marjorie Jobson, Khulumani Support Group  082 268 0223

Shirley Gunn, Human Rights Media Centre  082 4509276

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