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War to Peace Transition: Addressing the Needs of Survivors

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While much of this report has examined perception of security in a broad sense, the following section presents perceptions specifically about the transition from war to peace. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that marked the end of the civil war in 2003 called for the establishment of mechanisms that would contribute to peace and facilitate healing and reconciliation among Liberians. Several transition processes resulted from the CPA, including the 2005 elections, security sector reform, and the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) (see “Background”). At the same time, Liberian leader Charles Taylor, who resigned upon the signing of the CPA, is on trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, facing charges of war crimes committed in that country.

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