Media Coverage

5/2/2019

According to state media, Algeria's ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) party has elected a new leader, 50-year old businessman Mohamed Djemai, a month after former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit in the face of mass protests over his bid for a fifth term in office. Djemai is a relatively youthful figure atop the FLN, most of whose senior officials are in their seventies and have dominated Algeria's politics since independence from France in 1962. He replaced Moad Bouchareb, who like other associates of Bouteflika stepped down when he did on April 2.

5/2/2019

The president of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, Judge Carmel Agius, has opened an exhibition at the SENSE Transitional Justice Center in Pula, Croatia, focusing on the crimes committed in Ahmići, Bosnia, in April 1993. The exhibition is part of an interactive narrative entitled “Ahmići: 48 Hours of Ashes and Blood,” which features photographs taken by Mr. Giles Penfound, a photographer with the UNPROFOR British Battalion.

5/2/2019

With the help of the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC), an indigenous man finally tracked down the grave of his father, a victim of the White Terror, Taiwan’s period of martial law, which lasted from 1949 to 1987.

5/2/2019

Defenders of the Colombia’s peace agreement have missed out on the absolute majority they needed to reject President Ivan Duque’s objections to the JEP’s statutory law by one vote. Forty-eight votes were needed to pass the motion presented by senators Iván Marulanda and Jesús Alberto Castilla, which would have rejected the objections to the law. However, the opposition only managed 47 votes, meaning the proposal will have to be voted on again.

5/2/2019

A woman was shot dead and at least 46 people have been injured in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas in clashes between opposition supporters and pro-government forces. The military fired tear gas and water cannon amid rival demonstrations. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for those responsible for the death of the 27-year-old woman to be found.

5/1/2019

Britain's University of Cambridge announced an inquiry Tuesday into its historic links to the slave trade and how it might engage in "reparative justice." The two-year inquiry will look into how academic work done at the prestigious university during the colonial era may have supported race-based thinking, as well as how the university may have benefited financially from slavery and the exploitation of labor.

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4/30/2019

The Colombian Senate postponed a vote on the objections that President Iván Duque made to six of the 159 articles that make up the statutory law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP). Members of the congress spent hours debating about the voting eligibility of various politicians, leaving no time for the vote to take place.

4/30/2019

Former combatant Sanna B. Sabally has made confessions before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) about his involvement in the killings and gross human rights violations of soldiers and civilians during his tenure as the vice chairman of the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council (AFPRC), which was responsible for a military coup in Gambia in July 1994.

4/30/2019

As many as 200 former members of the British security forces are under official investigation for alleged criminal acts during sectarian violence in Northern Ireland, known as the Troubles, as a rift opens up between the Northern Ireland Office and the Ministry of Defense (MoD) over how to deal with historical accusations.

4/30/2019

The Syria Justice and Accountability Center (SJAC), a small Washington DC-based NGO, released its latest report analyzing patterns of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Syria based on 56 first-hand interviews it conducted with survivors in Syria and neighboring countries. The first-hand evidence in the report, unlike much of the material collected since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, can be used in criminal investigations and prosecutions.

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