Criminal Justice


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.


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.