Truth and Memory

Hatun Willakuy is a Quechua expression meaning the great story, signifying the enormity of the events recounted in the abbreviated version of the Final Report of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Before the commission, Peru had never conducted such a comprehensive examination of violence, abuse of power, or injustice.

4/21/2014

Nepal has reached a critical moment in its effort to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a Commission of Inquiry on the Disappeared. ICTJ's Eduardo González explains what current developments in the country could mean to victims and their families who have demanded truth and justice for abuses during Nepal's decade-long civil war.

Disappearances, killings, torture, displacement, and repression. The repercussions of these terrible crimes are felt long after they are committed. Yet, politicians are often reluctant to carry out the difficult work of uncovering the truth about past atrocities, claiming that the society cares only about the future. But in reality, the burden of a past filled with human rights violations weighs heavily on societies, and in particular on youth.

3/17/2014

In this episode of the ICTJ Forum, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Libya, Ian Martin, speaks with us about the relationship between truth-seeking and peace negotiations in the context of Nepal as well as the MENA region.

2/26/2014

On February 25, 1999, Guatemala’s Historical Clarification Commission published its final report. At the time, it went largely unnoticed by the international community, as compared to the South African TRC final report, published only a few months earlier. Today, on its 15th anniversary, we discuss why this report has become known as one of the most innovative and influential truth commission reports.

2/26/2014

El 25 de febrero se cumple el decimoquinto aniversario de la presentación del informe final de la Comisión para el Esclarecimiento Histórico de Guatemala (CEH), un informe que quizás haya pasado más bien desapercibido, pero que fue en realidad muy innovador e influyente para las comisiones de la verdad creadas posteriormente, sobre todo en América Latina.

1/28/2014

Concluimos nuestra serie especial de podcasts sobre comisiones de la verdad y procesos de paz en América Latina hablando de Colombia, que actualmente está debatiendo la posibilidad de crear una comisión de la verdad como parte de las medidas de justicia transicional que se están aplicando en el país, y asimismo se está debatiendo en las conversaciones de paz entre el Gobierno y las FARC.

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