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Feb 2016
Jan 2016

In this podcast, Ruben Carranza, director of ICTJ's Reparative Justice program, discusses what makes apologies meaningful to victims of atrocities.

Dec 2015

In this podcast, Cristián Correa, senior associate in ICTJ's Reparative Justice program, discusses the importance of engaging victims in the reparations process in Côte d'Ivoire.

Dec 2015

In edition of ICTJ Dispatch, ICTJ Deputy Program Director Anna Myriam Roccatello discusses her recent mission to Nepal.

Nov 2015

In this podcast, ICTJ Senior Research Associate Roger Duthie, former Senior Research Associate Clara Ramírez-Barat, and UNICEF Peacebuilding Program Manager Friedrich Affolter discuss the joint ICTJ-UNICEF research project on “Education and Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for Peacebuilding.”

Nov 2015

In this edition of ICTJ Dispatch, ICTJ Communications Director Refik Hodzic reports on his recent mission to Tunisia.

Sep 2015

In this podcast, Ruben Carranza, Director of ICTJ's Reparative Justice Program, discusses the significance of a newly unveiled memorial to those killed during the Mau Mau uprising against British colonial rule in Kenya.

Sep 2015

In this podcast, Director of Programs Marcie Mersky analyzes the recent steps forward taken in Guatemala in the fight against impunity, including the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina.

Aug 2015

For a detailed overview of where the transitional justice process in Nepal stands at the moment and the major challenges facing the two truth-seeking commissions, we spoke to Jan Borgen, head of ICTJ’s office in Kathmandu

Jun 2015

In this edition of ICTJ Dispatch, Ruben Carranza, Director of ICTJ’s Reparations Program, reports on his recent mission to Myanmar.

Jun 2015

In this ICTJ Dispatch, we talk with Eduardo Gonzalez, Director of Truth and Memory Program, who reports on his recent mission to Sri Lanka.

May 2015

Howard Varney weighs in on the significance of the Nokuthula Simelane case for those pursuing justice in South Africa.

Apr 2015

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.

Feb 2015

Marcie Mersky weighs in on 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.

Nov 2014

In this edition of the ICTJ Forum, Virginie Ladisch, head of ICTJ's Children and Youth program, speaks with Marie Wilson, a Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Oct 2014

In this episode of ICTJ Forum, we turn to South Africa, where educators are challenged daily to teach the country's history of apartheid to their students while the country deals with ongoing inequalities, discrimination, and divided schools.

Oct 2014

Virginie Ladisch, head of ICTJ’s Children and Youth program, interviews Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire about his work with the Child Soldier Initiative and the complex dimensions of former child combatants in post-conflict societies.

Sep 2014

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.

Aug 2014

In his new book, Canadian lawyer Philippe Leroux-Martin analyzes how interventions from foreign powers to end armed conflict can actually create new forms of conflict.

Jul 2014

To evaluate the current state of progress in Myanmar, ICTJ released a new report, “Navigating Paths to Justice in Myanmar’s Transition.” We talk to Deputy Program Director Anna Myriam Roccatello.

Jul 2014

In this edition of the ICTJ Forum, ICTJ experts discuss developments in Tunisia, where a truth commission—the Truth and Dignity Commission—has recently been created.

Jun 2014

Thousands of victims in Uganda are still waiting for concrete measures to address the serious human rights violations they suffered. ICTJ Deputy Program Director Fernando Travesí reports on his recent mission to the country.

May 2014

Paul Seils analyzes the most sensitive issues at stake in the region, 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.

May 2014

Mersky analyzes the impact of the Ríos Montt verdict on a very polarized society, including the departure of Claudia Paz y Paz from the position of Attorney General, and the recent effort to disbar Judge Yassmín Barrios –the presiding judge in the trial of Ríos Montt.

Apr 2014

ICTJ's Clara Ramírez Barat discusses the new book "Transitional Justice, Culture, and Society: Beyond Outreach."

Apr 2014

ICTJ's Eduardo González explains what current developments in Nepal could mean to victims and their families who have demanded truth and justice for abuses during Nepal's decade-long civil war.

Apr 2014

In our first ICTJ Dispatch, we talk with Deputy Program Director Anna Myriam Roccatello, who reports on her recent mission to Cote d'Ivoire.

Mar 2014

In this episode of the ICTJ Forum, the UN's 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.

Feb 2014

On February 25, 1999, Guatemala’s Historical Clarification Commission published its final report. Today, on its 15th anniversary, we discuss why this report was so innovative, and how it became influential in the field.

Feb 2014

In the latest episode of the ICTJ forum, Michael Otim, Director of ICTJ’s Uganda program, explains why the country has arrived at a critical moment in the struggle for truth, justice, and reparation for victims.

Jan 2014

In the latest episode of the ICTJ Forum, Professor and former Commissioner of the Kenya TJRC Ron Slye shares insights on truth commissions, accountability, and peace processes.

Jan 2014

In this episode of the podcast series, we speak with Mr. Jean Arnault, former special representative of the secretary general for Guatemala, and head of the UN Verification Mission in Guatemala from 1997 to 2000.

Dec 2013

Betty Murungi shares insight on Kenya’s process of truth-seeking, the role of women in Sierra Leone’s truth commission, and the critical importance of innovating new approaches to meet the needs of women after conflict.

Nov 2013

In the first of our special ICTJ Forum series on truth commissions and peace negotiations, we speak with Alan Doss, Senior Political Advisor to Mr Kofi Annan and Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).

Oct 2013

In the latest edition of the ICTJ Forum, we speak with Leymah Gbowee, a human rights defender who was one of the leading voices in the women’s peace movement that contributed to the end of Liberia’s second civil war.

Sep 2013

In the latest edition of ICTJ’s podcast series, we asked ICTJ Vice President Paul Seils to illuminate the hard questions dominating the current debate: What justice options are under consideration in the peace negotiations? Will accountability be traded for peace?

Sep 2013

In this edition of the ICTJ Forum, we speak with Lynn Maalouf, one of the primary authors of a new report by ICTJ that charts decades of violence in Lebanon.

Aug 2013

To mark the International Day of the Disappeared, we talk with Kelli Muddell, director of ICTJ's Gender Justice program, who explains how and why the crime of disappearances is affecting women around the world.

Aug 2013

In this edition of the ICTJ Forum, ICTJ Communications Director Refik Hodzic discusses transitional justice in the news with Truth and Memory Program Director Eduardo Gonzalez and Reparative Justice Program Director Ruben Carranza.

Jul 2013

As part of our exploration into the legacy of the SCSL, we talk to Alison Smith, Director of the International Criminal Justice Program for No Peace Without Justice.

Jun 2013

In the latest ICTJ podcast, Reparative Justice Program director Ruben Carranza joins us for a discussion on Tunisia, where reparations are at the forefront of the country’s discussions of transitional justice.

Apr 2013

To discuss the recent chain of controversial upsets in the Rios Montt trial, we spoke with two transitional justice experts who have just returned from the courtroom in Guatemala City

Apr 2013

In this episode of ICTJ’s podcast, São Paulo-based prosecutor Marlon Weichert provides an overview of how Brazil is dealing with the crimes of the past, through both criminal trials and a truth commission.

Mar 2013

The latest episode of the ICTJ forum features analysis of significant transitional justice news and developments, including breaking developments in Kenya, Tunisia, and Syria.

Jan 2013

The latest episode of ICTJ Forum features ICTJ's Marcie Mersky, who joins host and Communications Director Refik Hodzic for an in-depth analysis of news in Guatemala and Nepal, and looks ahead to the next year of transitional justice developments.

Jan 2013

Years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final recommendations, victims of apartheid-era crimes are still fighting for adequate reparation and rehabilitation. Will the government of South Africa listen?

Jan 2013

As our exploration of the story of the Special Court for Sierra Leone continues, we talk with the United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, Stephen J. Rapp.

Dec 2012

ICTJ President David Tolbert looks back on transitional justice developments over the span of 2012, talks about the impact of ICTJ's work, and looks ahead to transitional justice developments to come.

Dec 2012

Our latest episode of ICTJ's podcast series on the legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone offers perspectives from the Principal Defender of the SCSL, Fatmata Claire Carlton-Hanciles. In this conversation with ICTJ, Mrs. Carlton-Hanciles reflects on the challenges of setting up the SCSL, the accomplishments it has achieved, and why a strong defense was critical to the Court's legitimacy.

Nov 2012

In the first of ICTJ's podcast series on the legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, we sit down with Ambassador Allieu Ibrahim Kanu, the former Deputy Permanent Representative for Legal Affairs at the Mission of Sierra Leone to the United Nations.

Oct 2012

The latest episode of ICTJ Forum, a monthly podcast looking into recent news and events from around the world, features ICTJ President David Tolbert, Truth and Memory Program Director Eduardo Gonzalez, and Africa Program Director Suliman Baldo.

Sep 2012

The ICTJ Forum is a new feature to headline our World Report, a monthly digest of transitional justice news. In this monthly podcast, our experts discuss and analyze the most relevant transitional justice developments from around the world.

Aug 2012

The decision on reparations by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga sets a historic precedent, but it should not be celebrated until victims in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are compensated.

Jun 2012

ICC Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi spoke with us for ICTJ’s podcast on the 10th anniversary of the ICC


PHOTO: Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernández de Gurmendi by The Coalition for the ICC.

Jun 2012

The trial of Thomas Lubanga before the ICC has the potential to set a critical precedent regarding the right to reparations.

Jun 2012

Suliman Baldo, head of ICTJ's Africa Program, discusses progress and challenges in the Ivory Coast's recent transitional justice efforts.


PHOTO: By BBC World Service.

Apr 2012

In this podcast Refik Hodzic, our communications director and a Bosnian justice activist and journalist, discusses the obstacles Bosnia is facing in achieving a reckoning with its troubled recent past.


PHOTO: Woman by a grave in Srebrenica. Photo by The Advocacy Project.

Mar 2012

The global struggle against impunity relies on a frontline of national judicial systems willing and able to prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

Feb 2012

To further ICTJ’s special podcast series on complementarity, we sat down with Justice Dan Akiiki Kiiza to discuss the progress and challenges of complementarity in Uganda through the work of the High Court.


PHOTO: An outreach speaker meets with the women and town council of Pader Kinene village to ensure increasing understanding of the mandate and activities of the Court and explain gender crimes before the ICC. Photo by The ICC.

Feb 2012

ICTJ speaks with Ambassador Thomas Winkler from Denmark on the role of the ICC's Assembly of States Parties in supporting the capacity of national court systems to address international crimes.


PHOTO: Government representatives and members of civil society at a side event on Complementarity and Rule of Law. Photo by Coalition for the ICC.

Jan 2012

In this podcast Messeh Kamara discusses how to incorporate the perspectives and needs of children into post-conflict truth and justice measures from the perspective of a someone who spent his childhood in the Sierra Leone civil war.

Jan 2012

In this podcast Binta Mansaray, registrar of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, discusses how having the court's proceedings based nationally enabled the incorporation of victims into the justice process and facilitated national capacity building.


PHOTO: Victims of Sierra Leone's civil war outside at "Amputee Village," outside of Freetown. Photo by Travis Lupick.

Jan 2012

The proposed amnesty law is manifestly in breach of Yemen’s legal obligations, says ICTJ's Paul Seils in this podcast.


PHOTO: By AJTalkEng.

Jan 2012

As part of a special podcast series on complementarity, ICTJ speaks with Tarik El Tumi, program director for the Libyan NGO Lawyers for Justice.


Then the text with the link: PHOTO: “Mideast Protest” by Phil Roeder.

Dec 2011

In an effort to advance dialogue on accountability for crimes against humanity and genocide, ICTJ has launched a special podcast series on complementarity.


PHOTO: ICTJ event on “Making Complementarity Work: The Way Forward.” Photo by Coalition for the ICC.

Dec 2011

If the international community is seriously committed to fighting impunity for mass atrocity, national courts must be at the frontline. International development actors are crucial to making this possible.


PHOTO: ICTJ President David Tolbert at a side event on Complementarity and Rule of Law. Photo by Coalition for the ICC.

Nov 2011

ICTJ speaks with Hadi Marifat about the impact of community theater on transitional justice in Afghanistan


PHOTO: AHRDO play by Marx21.de.

Oct 2011

In this podcast Caitlin Reiger, director of international policy relations at ICTJ, discusses the objectives, qualities, and implications of this mandate on the field of transitional justice.


PHOTO: Human Rights Council address by United States Mission Geneva.

Oct 2011

ICTJ sat down with two of the three producers of Women, War & Peace, Pamela Hogan and Gini Reticker, to discuss insights from the upcoming PBS series.

Sep 2011

ICTJ's new report analyzes experiences of four countries—Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Colombia and Nepal—and identifies some key lessons on children’s participation in transitional justice measures

Aug 2011

In this podcast, Caitlin Reiger, director of international policy relations at ICTJ, discusses the phenomenon of accountability at the most senior level of government in the context of ongoing trials of Mubarak and Ben Ali

Aug 2011

In this podcast, Alma Masic discusses the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Jul 2011

In this podcast, Kelli Muddell, director of ICTJ’s Gender Justice Program, discusses some of the topics that arose at the conference as well as future plans for the region. Although women have been at the forefront of protests in certain countries, such as Tunisia and Egypt, “they often fall by the wayside once the transitions take place and once new leaders come to power,” Muddell said.


PHOTO: “The Women of the Revolution” by Rowan El Shimi.

Jun 2011

In this week’s podcast Habib Nassar addresses questions about the significance and legitimacy of Tunisia’s recent efforts to achieve accountability.


PHOTO: “Ben Ali” by Pietro Izzo.

Jun 2011

The report details many serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law following the disputed November 28, 2010 election in which incumbent president Laurent Gbago refused to step down for president-elect Alassane Ouattara.


PHOTO: "Interview" by Internews Network.

Jun 2011

In this week’s podcast Michael Reed Hurtado, head of ICTJ’s Colombia program, discusses justice and accountability in the context of Colombia’s transition and ongoing armed conflict, and how the films La Toma (The Siege) and Impunity reflect the processes he sees on the ground.

Jun 2011

Earlier this month, South Africa’s Department of Justice and Constitutional Development proposed draft regulations relating to reparations for apartheid-era victims. In an ICTJ podcast, Dr. Marjorie Jobson, National Director of the Khulumani Support Group assesses the draft regulations and puts forth ideas on how to better address victims’ needs.

Jun 2011

ICTJ is pleased to present Burma Soldier, a harrowing documentary telling the story of Myo Myint, a soldier for the Burmese army turned pro-democracy activist.

Mar 2011

Ruben Carranza, director of ICTJ’s Reparative Justice Program, just returned from The Hague where he and Guy Mushiata, legal officer for ICTJ in Democratic Republic of Congo, led a seminar for the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Trust Fund for Victims about the mechanics of reparations programs.


PHOTO: UNAMID.

Mar 2011

"Granito," meaning "tiny grain of sand," invokes the ideas and possibilities of collective change. The film highlights this concept and the connections between documentation and the pursuit of justice. The story follows an unlikely twist of events, when footage from the director's first film about conflict in Guatemala, "When the Mountains Tremble," re-emerged as evidence in the genocide case 25 years later.

Mar 2011

Paul Seils, ICTJ’s legal counsel, recently traveled to Haiti to speak with justice actors about the cases against Duvalier, the potential for a public forum to bring out more information about the Duvalier period and how the judiciary can ensure a trial that is fair and allows for the participation of victims of rights violations during that period.

Mar 2011

“People are very optimistic,” Suliman Baldo, ICTJ's Africa Director, says in an interview during his current visit this week to Juba, South Sudan. “At the same time, people are apprehensive because there are many serious issues, and sensitive ones, which have not been addressed, that were supposed to be addressed prior to the referendum.”


PHOTO: South Sudanese voters wait on the queue before getting access to the Giyada polling center in Nyala. By UNAMID.

Feb 2011

As President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt has agreed to step down after 18 days of protests, ICTJ looks to how Egypt will begin transforming in terms of justice and accountability.


PHOTO: “Solidarity with Egypt” by Caitlin Leary.

Feb 2011

Habib Nassar, director of ICTJ’s Middle East and North Africa Program, traveled to Tunis last week to bring the organization’s expertise to the discussion on how such a strategy might be shaped. On his return to New York, he shared what he learned in this podcast interview.