The Research Unit is responsible for three broad tasks that are geared towards shaping and giving effect to the Commission’s objectives and functions. These tasks are:
- Conducting research into all aspects of the Commission’s substantive mandate;
- Servicing the research needs of other departments of the Commission; and
- Coordinating the writing of the Final Report of the Commission.
The Research Unit is composed of a Director, four researchers and nine interns. The Unit has developed partnerships with research institutions such as Seattle University and Georgetown University and is currently pursuing similar partnerships with other research and donor institutions.