A Guide to Understanding the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission in Zimbabwe

About this Guide

Zimbabwe’s Constitution of 2013 establishes the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) with an overarching mandate to realise post-conflict justice, peace, healing and reconciliation. This Guide seeks to promote public education on the NPRC.

The main goal of this guide is to ensure that citizens have access to relevant, complete, timely and understandable information about the NPRC. Specifically, the guide intends to;

  • Increase citizens’ awareness of the mandate, duties and responsibilities of the NPRC;
  • Motivate communities and citizens to participate in NPRC programmes;
  • Assist and encourage victims and survivors to participate in NPRC programmes and;
  • Raise and improve national visibility of the NPRC.

To achieve that, this publication offers step-by-step guidance to citizens, communities and stakeholders with much needed information about the NPRC. It does so by answering the ten basic questions about the NPRC, which are formulated as separate chapters.

This publication, therefore serves as guidance for citizens to engage effectively with the ongoing processes, to address past human rights violations, securing peace and fostering healing and reconciliation in Zimbabwe.

Download the full guide here (2MB PDF)

Source: National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG)