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The Commission

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Tornedalians, Kvens and Lantalaiset is an investigation appointed by the Swedish government. The initiative to appoint the commission has come from the minority. The commission is an independent body that must interpret and carry out the mission stated in the instructions from the government. The assignment includes reviewing events during the 19th and 20th centuries. The commission must find out what happened, why it could happen and who was responsible for it to happen. The results of the review will be used to develop Swedish minority policy. The commission consists of a chairman, eight members and a secretariat.