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Since 1990, 65 former heads of state or government have been legitimately prosecuted for serious human rights or financial crimes. Many of these leaders were brought to trial in reasonably free and fair judicial processes, and some served time in prison as a result. This book explores the reasons for the meteoric rise in trials of senior leaders and the motivations, public dramas, and intrigues that accompanied efforts to bring them to justice.

Date published: 
Mon, 08/17/2009 - 12:24

This handbook explains the mandate, origins, purposes, and operating methods of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Special Court in Sierra Leone. It discusses the differences and similarities between them, in clear, non-technical language. The TRC and Special Court can play crucial roles to help Sierra Leone recover from civil war by helping reform political and legal institutions.

Date published: 
Sat, 03/01/2003 - 10:12

This book presents a series of essays on truth and criminal justice in Peru. It aims to contribute to analysis on how to strengthen and consolidate democracy there. The essays pay particular attention to the interests of individual victims' of human rights abuses, analyzing individual situations using sophisticated conceptual tools. They also devote attention to activist organizations, emphasizing the role of civil society in creating a strong democracy.

Date published: 
Sun, 01/01/2006 - 09:01

This reference manual offers a template for developing and operating an internationally-assisted criminal justice institution. It provides a practical basis for setting up such an institution from an administrative perspective, drawing on numerous relevant practices currently used in existing institutions. It aims to highlight the importance of flexibility and innovation, and comments on other areas of responsibility that overlap with administrative functions.

Date published: 
Mon, 01/01/2007 - 08:00

In September 1985, ninemembers of Argentina’smilitary junta, whose successive regimes covered the period in Argentine history known as the “dirty war,” walked into a courtroom in downtown Buenos Aires.

Date published: 
Tue, 01/01/2008 - 14:33

This is a compilation of cases from the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Colombia.

Date published: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 12:22

This picture book is based on a report entitled “Across the Lines: The Impact of Nepal’s Conflict on Women” by Advocacy Forum and the International Center for Transitional Justice. It reveals the violence suffered by women during the ten-year-long armed conflict in Nepal.

Date published: 
Fri, 01/01/2010 - 07:57

In many societies, histories of exclusion, racism, and nationalist violence often create divisions so deep that finding a way to deal with the atrocities of the past seems nearly impossible.

Date published: 
Wed, 12/01/2010 - 17:21

Developing societies emerging from conflict and authoritarianism are frequently beset by poverty, inequality, weak institutions, broken infrastructure, poor governance, insecurity, and low levels of social capital. The same countries are also often the scene of massive human rights violations which leave in their wake victims who are displaced, marginalized, handicapped, widowed, and orphaned — people who have strong claims to justice.

Date published: 
Mon, 06/01/2009 - 17:18

Given that women represent a very large proportion of the victims of conflicts and authoritarianism, it makes sense to examine whether reparation programs can be designed to redress women more fairly and efficiently and seek to subvert gender hierarchies that often antecede the conflict.

Date published: 
Thu, 10/01/2009 - 17:17

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