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Collection Index:ANC CAMPS IN EXILE, Commissions, 1984-1993
Collection Name:ANC Camps in exile, Commissions
Collection - A3318
A3318f ANC CAMPS IN EXILE, Commissions 
  
 Copyright 2011, Historical Papers, The Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 
  
 Reports of 3 Commissions relating to human rights abuses in camps of the African National Congress (ANC) in exile. 
  
Report of Inquiry into recent developments in the People's Republic of Angola (Stuart Commission), March 1984 
 The Special Commission was established by the Working Committee of the National Executive Committee of the ANC in February 1984. Its mandate was to fully investigate the developments that took place within the ranks of the ANC in the People's Republic of Angola. 
 Members of the Commission, James Stuart (Convener), Antony Mongalo, Sizakele Sigxashe, Aziz Pahad, Mtu Jwili, visited and interviewed all occupants of the Viana Transit Camp, Phango, Quibaxe, Caxito and Caculama Military training Camps, as well as ANC cadres detained in the Luanda Maximum Security Prison, members of the Military High Command, the Regional Command and the then ANC Chief Representative in Angola. 
 The Commission was to investigate the root cause of the disturbances; the nature and genuineness of the grievances; any outside or enemy involvement; connection in other areas; and ring leaders and their motives. The Commission felt that as much as the submitted report was not exhaustive, it was nevertheless a true reflection of the situation in Angola. 
  
The Report of the Douglas Commission, 1993 
 The report was commissioned by the International Freedom Foundation, Washington, D.C. The work of the commission, headed by R.S. Douglas S.C., lasted from July 1992 to January 1993. The report was based on 100 witnesses, which were seen during that period, and 60 sworn depositions received. At least 40 survivors of the camps were interviewed.  
  
"Justice for all?" An Independent Assessment of the African National Congress (ANC) Sponsored Motsuenyane Commission of Inquiry Into ANC External Detention Centres, 1993 
 The report was commissioned by the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), Frankfurt/M, Germany, and was compiled by Marc Gordon, a freelance writer on African affairs, who followed the issue of the ANC detainees for a number of years. He attended the Motsuenyane Commission hearings on behalf of the ISHR and provided an assessment of the outcome of that Commission. 
 Included are the Press Release by the ISHR on the publication, August 1993; and Press statements by the ISHR with comments on the Motsuenyane Commission, August 1993 
  
Der Afrikanische Nationalkongress und die Menschenrechte (Human Rights and the African National Congress), a publication by the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), May 1993