Criminal Justice


In our latest podcast, ICTJ Senior Program Advisor Howard Varney discusses the Nokuthula Simelane case and its implications for justice in South Africa.


In this podcast, Patty Blum, Senior Legal Advisor at the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) discusses the significance of the recent rulings against two former Salvadoran generals, a signal that perpetrators of atrocities abroad will not be shielded from justice by the US.


In this edition of the ICTJ Forum, Marcie Mersky, ICTJ’s Director of Programs weighs in on transitional justice developments in Guatemala: the work of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), the conclusion of the trials of Spanish Embassy attacks, and the pending case against former president Rios Montt on charges of genocide.

In 2011, to help open new possibilities, ICTJ initiated a multiyear project—under the name “Addressing the Legacy of Conflict in a Divided Society”— aimed at sparking debate on how to break the cycle of political violence in Lebanon and bring about accountability, the rule of law, and sustainable peace.


ICTJ President David Tolbert discusses his recent op-ed, "A Wrong Turn for Human Rights," and reflects on Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, and other countries where conflict and human rights abuses are making headlines.


In his new book, Diplomatic Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canadian lawyer Philippe Leroux-Martin analyzes how interventions from foreign powers to end armed conflict can actually create new forms of conflict.


After more than half a century of repressive military rule, Myanmar has embarked on a fragile, yet hopeful transition to democracy. To accompany the release of ICTJ's new report "Navigating Paths to Justice in Myanmar's Transition," we talk with Deputy Program Director Anna Myriam Roccatello for analysis on the complexities of peace, development and justice in the country.


In our latest ICTJ Dispatch, vice president Paul Seils analyzes the most sensitive issues at stake in Northern Ireland, such as how to deal with the past in a constructive way, and the validity of the Haass and O’Sullivan proposals on outstanding issues of the peace process.