TitleLetter dated 2005/03/11 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council
Letter, 11 Mar. 2005, from the Secretary-General
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DAA Transmits report of the UN Assessment Mission dispatched at the request of the members of the Security Council (S/2004/72) to consider the advisability and feasibility of establishing an international judicial commission of inquiry in Burundi, as provided for in the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement of 28 Aug. 2000. Recommends, to avoid the establishment and operation of two virtually identical commissions (a national truth and reconciliation commission and an international judicial commission), a single, national truth commission based on the recently promulgated Law on the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission as amended, with a mixed composition of both national and international components. Also recommends the establishment of a special chamber in the court system of Burundi. States that the establishment of the twin accountability mechanism should thus be placed within the general context of the overall judicial reform and capacity-building in Burundi, and be pursued in complementarity with any such justice and rule of law initiatives.