Truth and Memory

6/30/2015

In this edition of ICTJ Dispatch, Ruben Carranza, Director of ICTJ’s Reparations Program, reports on his recent mission to Myanmar. The country, slowly transitioning from a military dictatorship to a civil democracy, has failed to live up to many of the expectations for change and reform. Transitional justice measures, in particular, have failed to materialize, despite some initial steps to hold the government, the military, and elites accountable.

6/25/2015

سلسلة النشرات الإذاعية التي يقدمها المركز الدولي للعدالة الانتقالية تهدف لتقديم تحليل سياسي واجتماعي وقانوني لآخر التطورات فيما يخص العدالة الانتقالية. في هذه الحلقة يقدم إدواردو غونزاليس، مدير برنامج الحقيقة والذاكرة، تقريره عن مهمته الأخيرة في سريلانكا

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.

5/27/2015

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

Truth commissions, criminal prosecutions, exhumations, coroner’s inquests, reparations, and compensation procedures can all contribute to exposing the practices and effects of serial violations of human rights. A significant role is also played by cases before regional and international human rights bodies (like the Inter-American Court of Human Rights), and exposure of corrupt institutions. A thorough examination of institutional archives can expose the twisted mindset, and practices, of those who directed state security forces or government agencies.

2/23/2015

Perspectives of Colombians particularly affected by the country's conflict – women, young people, and indigenous peoples – who are demanding truth.

In the northeastern corner of the United States, the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is hearing from all those affected by the practices of the state’s child welfare system. The TRC's operations might seem small in scale, but the story of its creation is a story of transformation in its own right. It’s a story of unlikely bi-partisan political agreements, and unprecedented cooperation between Native and non-Native communities, all towards the goal of bringing a painful past to light.

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