Publications

  • Date published: 12/1/2010

    Theater and Transitional Justice in Afghanistan

    Author: ICTJ; Nadia Siddiqui

    In Afghanistan, community theater has begun to be used as a method of transitional justice to give victims a voice and create positive impulses for peacebuilding. According to a new briefing paper released by ICTJ, through theater, victims are able to create a “safe space” to discuss experiences of conflict and explore accountability. The main theatrical focus is on dialogue, with the explicit aim of allowing participants to propose solutions, discuss plans for change and train themselves for social action.

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  • Date published: 12/1/2010

    Across the Lines: The Impact of Nepal's Conflict on Women

    Author: ICTJ, Advocacy Forum

    Gender-based violence, including sexual violence was a common feature of the 10-year-long armed conflict between the security forces and the Communist Party of Nepal – Maoist (CPN-M), yet few individual incidents were reported.

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  • Date published: 12/1/2010

    Impunity or Reconciliation in Burma's Transition

    Author: ICTJ; Patrick Pierce

    The Burmese government cannot change in a meaningful way until it eliminates the culture of impunity for human rights violations that has developed during the past 48 years. The international community can help this effort by establishing a commission of inquiry into the violations. Recent efforts in Burma to end the civil war and to introduce democratic rule have fallen short.

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  • Date published: 11/19/2010

    Complementarity after Kampala: The Way Forward Meeting Summary

    Author: ICTJ

    ICTJ, with the sponsorship of the United Natinos Rule of law Unit and the support of the Secretariat of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court (ICC), hosted a retreate entitlted "Complementarity After Kampala: The Way Forward" on October 28-29, 2010, at the Greentree Estate in Manhasset, New York. This report provides a summary of the principal discussions without attributing views to the individual participants.

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  • Date published: 11/1/2010

    Transitions November 2010: Anticipating Elections in Burma

    Author: ICTJ

    ICTJ's monthly newsletter, providing transitional justice news and updates from around the world. Patrick Pierce, ICTJ Head of Program, Burma, discusses the first parliamentary elections in Burma since 1990, scheduled to take place November 7, and what is at stake.

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  • Date published: 11/1/2010

    Sierra Leone: Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council

    Author: ICTJ

    Sierra Leone has made tremendous progress in implementing transitional justice commitments incumbent on the authorities under the Lomé Peace Agreement (LPA) and international law.

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  • Date published: 10/1/2010

    Institutional Reform in the New Constitution of Kenya

    Author: ICTJ, Dr. Migai Akech

    The passing of the Constitution of Kenya of 2010 and its promulgation on August 27, 2010, heralds the deep desire of Kenyans, as individuals and communities, to live in a society that respects and protects their liberties and livelihoods without discrimination. With respect to transitional justice, it seeks to heal society, facilitate exit from authoritarianism, and establish a just society based on the rule of law.

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  • Date published: 10/1/2010

    Transitions October 2010: Engaging New Generations

    Author: ICTJ

    ICTJ's monthly newsletter, providing transitional justice news and updates from around the world. Virginie Ladisch, ICTJ Program Associate for the Children's Project, discusses the project and challenges and considerations to merging transitional justice with child protection efforts.

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  • Date published: 10/1/2010

    ICTJ, Gender, and Transitional Justice

    Author: ICTJ

    Gender-based violence has been endemic in recent conflicts throughout the world and has resulted in women being disproportionately affected as both casualties of violence and as internally displaced persons. The reality is that gender-based violence has often been dismissed as an unfortunate consequence of conflict, resulting in widespread impunity for these crimes and general tolerance of gender-based violence in post-conflict societies.

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  • Date published: 9/1/2010

    Transitions September 2010: New Directions, New Challenges

    Author: ICTJ

    ICTJ's monthly newsletter, providing transitional justice news and updates from around the world. ICTJ Board Chair Kofi Appenteng discusses changes to the board and the new direction envisioned for ICTJ as the organization reaches its 10-year anniversary.

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