The organizers of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission hope the work they have done uncovering the stories of tribal members who were involved with the child welfare system will inspire other states to tackle such an undertaking.
The International Commission of Jurists today called on the government to amend the Act on commissions of inquiry on disappeared and truth and reconciliation to make it consonant with international law.
The Serbian war crimes prosecution said on Thursday that it had been warned of possible retribution from the 'Visegrad' former Bosnian Serb fighters' union over its joint inquiry with Sarajevo prosecutors into the kidnapping and killing of 19 Bosniak civilians from a train in Strpci in February 1993.
An organization representing victims of Colombia's 50-year armed conflict insisted before the country's constitutional court of the need to have a representative at the ongoing peace talks in Cuba between Colombia's government and the FARC guerrilla group, national station Caracol Radio reported on Tuesday.
Serbia's justice system is still influenced by the executive, while many judges and prosecutors believe it does not make decisions independently, a survey by the Nis-based NGO Center for Human Rights shows.