Criminal Justice


Two jailed rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, walked handcuffed back to their cells after attending a ceremony where they graduated as "peacemakers" after they renounced to the rebel group and the armed struggle at La Picota prison in southern Bogota, Wednesday, March 11, 2009. (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez)

Ongoing peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC rebels could end the longest running war in the western hemisphere. At the heart of the debate is how perpetrators of serious crimes will be held accountable.


Este proyecto reúne las voces de cinco sierraleoneses de diferentes orígenes sociales que reflexionan sobre el legado que deja el tribunal, ya a punto de finalizar su mandato.


This multimedia project brings together voices of five Sierra Leoneans of different backgrounds reflecting on the legacy of the court as it nears the completion of its mandate.


Thomas Buergenthal, Holocaust survivor and former judge of the International Court of Justice, talks with ICTJ President David Tolbert.


ICTJ Vice President Paul Seils interviewed South African judge and human rights activist Albie Sachs.

This timeline covers the historic work and milestones of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, since its earliest conception in 2000, as a forum for trying those most responsible for serious crimes committed during the Sierra Leone Civil War.

It provides detailed information, photos, and links about the four cases that have been prosecuted by the Special Court, including that against former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who was convicted of war crimes in The Hague in 2012.

La justicia penal tiene un papel capital en esos objetivos, pero los medios para alcanzarlos no radican en los procesos judiciales per se, sino en aplicar un abanico de medidas que imposibilite la negación de las pautas de los abusos cometidos; es decir, que se sepa la verdad, que se juzgue a los responsables principales, que en la medida de lo posible se concedan reparaciones materiales y simbólicas a las víctimas, y que se reformen las instituciones defectuosas para prescindir de los malhechores y evitar la repetición de sus prácticas.


Why pursue transitional justice in the aftermath of massive human rights violations? This video provides a window into the debate about the relevance of transitional justice in today’s world.


لما السعي الى تحقيق العدالة الانتقالية في أعقاب الانتهاكات الجسيمة لحقوق الانسان؟ الوثائقي:"في سبيل العدالة" يفتح الباب أمام النقاش حول جدوى العدالة الانتقالية في عالم اليوم.