Media Coverage

8/30/2019

Eighty years after the first Nazi bombs fell on Poland, echoes of the blasts can be heard in the bickering between Warsaw and Berlin over the possibility of billions of euros in war reparations. It was only recently that the neighbors, allies within NATO and the European Union, had appeared to have turned the page on World War II.

8/30/2019

The African Union Commission and the Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund, formally opened a two-day workshop from August 27 to 28 in Accra, Ghana, to commence the popularization of the African Union Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJ) in Africa.

The meeting is the first of a series of regional meetings to disseminate the AUTJP with the aim of promoting its effective implementation in the region.

8/30/2019

Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Thursday he would send an army unit to find the former FARC rebels who said they were taking up arms again.

"I have ordered the creation of a special unit for the persecution of these criminals with reinforced intelligence, investigation and mobility capabilities throughout Colombian territory," Duque said.

8/27/2019

Clashes between anti-government fighters and regime forces on Tuesday killed 51 combatants on both sides in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said.

A spike in bombardment since late April has killed more than 920 civilians, the observatory says, and caused more than 400,000 people to flee their homes, according to the United Nations.

The Syrian civil war has killed more than 370,000 people and displaced millions since starting in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

8/27/2019

Sexual violence committed by Myanmar troops against Rohingya women and girls in 2017 indicated the military’s genocidal intent to destroy the mainly Muslim ethnic minority, United Nations investigators said in a report released on Thursday.

The panel of independent investigators, set up by the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2017, accused Myanmar’s government of failing to hold anyone accountable and said it was responsible “under the Genocide Convention for its failure to investigate and punish acts of genocide.”

8/27/2019

On Monday, Armenia’s Minister of Justice Rustam Badasyan told journalists that the roadmap for transitional justice will be promulgated either on Monday or Tuesday.

He added that the Ministry of Justice is making the final amendments and supplements to the Judicial Code and the related law on transitional justice.

“We will ensure translation of the revised version and send it to the Venice Commission since there was an initial agreement reached in May of this year,” he said.

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8/27/2019

The appearance of Malick Jatta and five of his fellow Junglers at The Gambia’s Truth and Reconciliation Reparations Commission (TRRC) over the past three weeks has been the most gripping episode yet of the nationally broadcast hearings .

Jatta was a member of the Junglers, a death squad trained to do the dirtiest work of the country’s former president, Yahya Jammeh, whose abuses over 22 years in power are being revealed by the TRRC, which is being broadcast live into the living rooms of Africa’s smallest mainland nation.

8/27/2019

Two ex-military officers, Cols. Roberto Antonio Garay and José Antonio Rodríguez, were notified Thursday that they will join more than a dozen others in being prosecuted for the 1981 El Mozote massacre, a particularly infamous moment from El Salvador’s civil war.

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