Criminal Justice

On January 14, 2011, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the dictator who had ruled over Tunisia since 1987, was ousted from office by popular demonstrations led by young people eager to assert their political and economic rights. Five years later, Tunisia is the only country to emerge from the Arab Spring by transitioning to democracy, but waning political support and a restrictive climate fueled by fears of terrorism have endangered efforts to address its history of human rights abuses.

Twenty years after the end of the war, the legacy of atrocities committed during the conflict continues to shape Bosnia’s present and the future. The long form multimedia piece “Flowers in the Square” depicts the struggle of citizens of Prijedor, a community devastated by violence in 1992, to overcome this legacy and the continued denial perpetrated by the political establishment in the ongoing war for the truth about the past.

9/3/2015

In this podcast, Director of Programs Marcie Mersky analyzes the recent steps forward taken in Guatemala in the fight against impunity, including the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina and his possible criminal prosecution on charges related to a multi-million dollar corruption scandal.

8/19/2015

بعد ثماني سنوات من الشلل، شهدث بداية هذا العام عودة جهود نبيال في تدبر التركة الثقيلة التي خلفتها الحرب الأهلية ، والتي قتل فيها أكثر من 13000 شخص واختفى قسرياً ما يزيد عن 1300 شخص.

8/19/2015

After eight years of paralysis, the beginning of this year saw a revival of Nepal’s efforts to reckon with the lingering legacy of the civil war, in which some 13,000 people died and more than 1,300 were forcibly disappeared.

6/23/2015

ICTJ Dispatch is a podcast series to present expert political, social, and legal analysis of recent developments in transitional societies. In this edition, Eduardo Gonzalez, Director of Truth and Memory Program, who reports on his recent mission to Sri Lanka.

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