In Focus


Understanding education as a form of both reconstruction and reparations is essential for societies in their efforts to address victims’ rights and help victims and their families overcome the consequences of a painful past.


What does ‘justice’ mean to a victim of a human rights violation compared to a government attempting to transition beyond such violations? And how do differing views of justice affect the way peace is sought out and negotiated?


The long-awaited trials of two LRA leaders, Dominic Ongwen and Thomas Kwoyelo, will proceed in two different settings - but why? ICTJ's Sarah Kasande explains the significance of Ongwen's trial before the International Criminal Court and Kwoyelo's prosecution by the International Crimes Division of the High Court in Gulu, Uganda.


Tunisian activists have taken to the streets this month to protest the proposed Economic Reconciliation Law recently revived in parliament. If approved, the bill would offer a path for corrupt Ben Ali-era officials and business people to legalize their stolen assets and secure a form of amnesty.


The Tunisian government reintroduced a bill that, if passed, would grant a path for reconciliation to corrupt business people and Ben Ali-era officials. They claim it will stimulate the economy, but economics professor Dr. Abdeljelil Bédoui explains why this law is not the solution.


Last week, El Salvador’s Supreme Court overturned the country’s General Amnesty Law enacted in 1993, which served as a blanket amnesty for all crimes committed by the parties during the country’s 12-year civil war. Now, prosecutors must work with victims to seek justice for these crimes.