In Focus

10/15/2019

Prosecution guidelines provide benchmarks for decision making and act as a shield for prosecutors in the face of undue influence, pressure, or interference. Prosecutors pursuing sensitive cases, such as those involving mass atrocities, ought to do so by applying binding, objective, fair and publicly known criteria. This report presents a comparative overview of prosecution guidelines from around the world in "ordinary" times and in the context of post-conflict transitions.

Date published: 
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 13:58
Head of Program, The Gambia

10/11/2019

On October 14, The Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission will begin public hearings with women victims who have dared break the nation’s silence around sexual violence. The hearings represent an important step toward the inclusion of women and their experiences in the Gambian truth-seeking process. But we cannot stop there. 

15/10/2019 - 15/10/2019

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) is pleased to announce the grand opening ceremony of “Who Am I?", an exhibition inspired by the Voices of Memory collective on Tuesday, 15 October, at 5 p.m at the museum of the city of Tunis “ Palais Kheireddine.”

10/3/2019

Given the political challenges emerging from authoritarian states and conflicts in Africa, what is the best way to pursue accountability for violations of international human rights and humanitarian law on the continent? ICTJ experts Chris Gitari and Howard Varney sit down to discuss regional initiatives, complementarity, and other strategies for pursuing accountability.

9/23/2019

Years after conflict, dictatorship, or historical injustice, victims throughout the world are still seeking redress and for their dignity to be affirmed. ICTJ has been standing alongside victims since 2001.

Program Expert, Lebanon

9/16/2019

BEIRUT, September 16, 2019—Nine months after the passage of Law 105 on Missing and Forcibly Disappeared Persons in Lebanon, the Lebanese Ministry of Justice nominated 10 individuals, including four women, to serve on the National Commission for the Missing and Forcibly Disappeared. The names have now been sent to the Council of Ministers for approval as stipulated in Article 10 of the new law.