Publications

  • Date published: 5/20/2011

    Addressing the Past, Building the Future: Justice in Time of Transition Conference Report

    Author: ICTJ

    ICTJ’s Middle East and North Africa Program, in partnership with the Arab Institute for Human Rights, the Tunisian League for Human Rights, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, convened an international conference entitled “Addressing the Past, Building the Future: Justice in Times of Transition” in Tunis, Tunisia on April 14-15, 2011. This report summarizes the five sessions focusing on criminal accountability, security sector reform and vetting, truth-seeking, gender justice, and reparations, as well as the concluding observations of the conference.

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  • Date published: 5/11/2011

    Kenya Transitional Justice Brief, Vol. 1, No. 1

    Author: ICTJ

    The Kenya Transitional Justice Brief, a quarterly bulletin by ICTJ highlighting current developments in the field of transitional justice in Kenya. This first edition provides a summary and analysis of developments surrounding the International Criminal Court's (ICC's) involvement in Kenya, and concludes that while discussions of establishing domestic accountability measures or engaging with the ICC may be politically motivated, they may prove to be the start of legitimate progress towards addressing the current impunity gap.

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  • Date published: 5/2/2011

    Transitions May 2011: Amnesty Does Not Erase the Truth

    Author: ICTJ

    ICTJ's monthly newsletter, providing transitional justice news and updates from around the world. South Africa’s Constitutional Court recently made a landmark ruling on the right to speak the truth about crimes amnestied by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. ICTJ Truth-Seeking Consultant Howard Varney speaks about the ruling and its significance for South Africa and other countries.

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  • Date published: 4/26/2011

    Justice in Peacebuilding: Towards a policy framework for the European Union

    Author: ICTJ; IfP; Laura Davis; and Thomas Unger

    The European Union has an extensive commitment to peacebuilding. This includes the whole range of relevant EU activities, from facilitating peace agreements and crisis management under the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), to short, medium, and long-term peacebuilding programmes with international bodies, third country governments, local authorities and civil society organisations supported by the European Commission.

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  • Date published: 4/25/2011

    Bosnia and Herzegovina: Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council

    Author: ICTJ

    The transitional justice review of Bosnia and Herzegovina says that in spite of important achievements in Bosnia and Herzegovina in terms of transitional justice, a number of substantive concerns remain. The report's recommendations include supporting the implementation of the National War Crimes Strategy, applying harmonized legislation throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, establishing an effective witness support and protection programme, and strengthening local capacities for war crimes prosecutions.

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  • Date published: 4/20/2011

    Accountability for Property and Environmental War Crimes: Prosecution, Litigation, and Development (Full Paper)

    Author: Mark A. Drumbl

    This paper explores how enforcement of international criminal law currently addresses socioeconomic and environmental crimes. It specifically examines current efforts to promote accountability for: (1) environmental war crimes and (2) property crimes and expropriation. The paper then engages in a normative discussion of whether increased judicialization of environmental war crimes and property crimes is a worthwhile pursuit for those committed to accountability, prevention, transition, and development.

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  • Date published: 4/7/2011

    Derailed:Transitional Justice in Indonesia Since the Fall of Soeharto (Executive Summary and Recommendations)

    Author: ICTJ, KontraS (the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence)

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 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.

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  • Date published: 4/7/2011

    Derailed: Transitional Justice in Indonesia since the fall of Soeharto (Report)

    Author: ICTJ, KontraS (the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence)

    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.

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  • Date published: 4/1/2011

    Transitions April 2011: An Inspiring Time

    Author: ICTJ

    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.

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  • Date published: 4/1/2011

    The Transitional Justice Process in Burundi (French)

    Author: ICTJ

    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.

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