A joint report released by the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and KontraS (the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence) examines the variety of state-sponsored initiatives to address mass violations of human rights in Indonesia since the fall of Soeharto’s New Order regime. The research concludes that senior government officials consistently and repeatedly failed to achieve truth, accountability, institutional reform and reparations for the most serious crimes.
ICTJ's monthly newsletter, providing transitional justice news and updates from around the world. As ICTJ recognizes its ten year anniversary, President David Tolbert reflects on the organization's successes and growth over the past decade.
Almost a year after the second post-election transition in Burundi, national and international attention is focused on the willingness and ability of the new government to implement the decisions agreed to during negotiations that culminated in the historic August 2000 peace and reconciliation agreement in Arusha. The agreement stipulated the establishment of two mechanisms (legal and non-legal) to address a long history of political and ethnic violence. Following a field analysis, this report presents recommendations on the transitional justice process in Burundi.
This reports examine the role of memorials in transitional justice processes, based on research conducted in the Acholi and Lango subregions of northern Uganda. It offers recommendations to those planning memorial activities on how to achieve the highest impact.
The importance of an independent, representative, and competent truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) to guarantee the rights of victims to truth, justice, and reparations should not be underestimated. Key recommendations in this regard are included in this briefing.
ICTJ's monthly newsletter, providing transitional justice news and updates from around the world. Galuh Wandita, ICTJ Senior Associate in Indonesia, talks about a comprehensive study of truth and accountability in Indonesia, and how the lessons learned in Indonesia's transition can be applied to recent transitions in the Middle East and North Africa.
Building a constitutional state and pursuing social change is best approached by looking at prior successes. Here is a comparison between the Kenyan and South African constitutions and an outline of how constitutional litigation unfolded in South Africa.
ICTJ's monthly newsletter, providing transitional justice news and updates from around the world. This newsletter focuses on unrest in Middle East and North Africa. Hanny Megally, ICTJ Vice President for Programs, talks about demonstrations and upheaval in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and elsewhere.
Since the Solomon Islands period of unrest, known as the tensions, between 1998 and 2003 a number positive steps have been taken through the creation of several transitional justice initiatives. These have included prosecutions for crimes committed during this period, traditional reconciliation ceremonies, compensation, institutional reform, and, most recently, the establishment of a truth and reconciliation commission.
FOCUS: The Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Solomon Islands experienced a period of extreme unrest, known as the tensions, between 1998 and 2003. Since then, a number of positive steps have been taken to move toward a more stable democracy, including the establishment of a truth and reconciliation commission (TRC).