Reparaciones

As we mark July 17, designated International Justice Day by the states parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) just over two years ago, we should not limit our focus to the work of the court or criminal justice as such.

"العدالة أساسية للإعتراف بالضحايا كمواطنين. ليس على المواطنين الذين يعيشون بكرامة أن يتوسلوا للحصول على حقوقهم، فهي حقٌ لهم."

10/6/2011

En medio de la euforia oficial y las expectativas crecientes de millones de dolientes por el alivio que les pueda significar la Ley de Víctimas, que empieza a regir hoy, hay quienes llaman a la mesura y el realismo.

“Ni la paz, ni los derechos de las víctimas se hacen a través de una ley que puede quedar en letra muerta”, advirtió Michael Reed, director para Colombia del Centro Internacional para la Justicia Transicional, al comentar las inmensas expectativas creadas a lo largo de años de debate del proyecto, que culminaron el 2 de de junio cuando el Congreso lo aprobó.

9/5/2011

The two goals of peace and justice, rather than being exclusive, are mutually reinforcing. When justice is ignored, the danger of violence recurring remains high.

28/4/2011

ICTJ's President, as well as several ICTJ directors, speak about the critical need to address former injustices in order to prevent future conflicts.

31/3/2011

“In criminal prosecutions,” Mr. Carranza explains, “the focus is really on the accused person, on the alleged perpetrator, and not on the victim. On the other hand, in reparations programs, the focus is on the victim.”

“We brought Guy Mushiata, our colleague from the DRC, who talked about women victims of sexual violence related to conflict who have sued before the different courts of the DRC. More than 200 of them—200 victims—have obtained judgments, many of them in their favor, ordering reparations to be paid. None of these women have ever received anything from the state.”

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