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From 1979 to 2003, more than 1.5 million Liberians were forced from their homes to escape from the violence and destruction of a protracted civil conflict. Hundreds of thousands became refugees and many eventually made their way to countries of resettlement including the United States and the United Kingdom. Most of their stories have never been told. This report on the experience of the Liberian diaspora, entitled A House with Two Rooms, is the culmination of three years of work in the United States, the United Kingdom and Buduburam Refugee Settlement in Ghana. The report has been submitted to the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the body charged by the Liberian government with determining the facts of the human rights violations that occurred during the civil war. The Liberian TRC officially completed its mandate June 30, 2009.
Liberia, Human rights, Reconcilation, Liberia. Truth and Reconciliation Commission
African History | Human Rights Law
Foster, Dulce; Heins, Dianne; Kalla, Mark; McKenzie, Michelle Garnett; O'Neal, James; Park, Rosalyn; Phillips, Robin; Prestholdt, Jennifer; Sirleaf, Ahmed K. II; and Young, Laura A., "A House with Two Rooms: Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia Diaspora Project" (2009). DRI Press. Book 7.