Angola: From war to... what? No reconciliation without accountability
The Angola peace process, as set out in the Lusaka Protocol of November 1994, is nearing completion. Former enemies are striving to restrain old hatreds and build a Government of National Unity and Reconciliation. This document attempts to show how human rights abuses have proliferated in the absence of adequate safeguards. There is a need to confront the abuses of the past and to build guarantees to prevent a recurrence. Amnesty International recommends that action should be taken immediately to set up a minimum framework for the protection of human rights during the final phase of the peace-keeping operation and the initial period under the proposed Government of National Unity and Reconciliaton.