Fact Sheet

6/8/2011

In April, the World Bank released its 2011 World Development Report (WDR) entitled Conflict, Security, and Development. It is the first WDR that links transitional justice to security and development and places human rights violations at the heart of its analysis of conflict. ICTJ has produced a fact sheet outlining the core findings of the report as they pertain to transitional justice.

Date published: 
Wed, 06/08/2011 - 11:55

4/28/2011

Background on the massive human rights violations in the states that declared independence from the Former Yugoslavia from 1991 onwards, including Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, resulting in the deaths of over 140,000 people and four million displaced. The fact sheet covers the criminal prosecutions of major figures that took place in the aftermath of the violence, and initiatives in truth-seeking, institutional reforms and reparations.

Date published: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 13:25

4/28/2011

Background on the massive human rights violations in the states that declared independence from the Former Yugoslavia from 1991 onwards, including Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, resulting in the deaths of over 140,000 people and four million displaced. The fact sheet covers the criminal prosecutions of major figures that took place in the aftermath of the violence, and initiatives in truth-seeking, institutional reforms and reparations.

Date published: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 13:22

4/28/2011

Background on the 2004 ICC arrest warrant for Bosco Ntaganda, wanted for war crimes allegedly committed in the DRC including civilian massacres and the recruitment of child soldiers. In 2009, the Congolese government decided not to arrest Bosco, and instead appointed him a deputy commander of military operations against the FDLR rebels.

Date published: 
Sun, 02/01/2009 - 13:05

4/28/2011

Situation brief on the International Criminal Court's prosecution against Thomas Lubanga, the former leader of the Union des Patriotes Congolais (UPC) who has been charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. Due to problems with the prosecutor's proposed use of evidence, the trial was cancelled shortly before it was scheduled to begin and the proceedings were put on hold. After appeals by the prosecutor, the court's Trial Chamber reinstated the proceedings and set the trial for Jan. 26, 2009. Lubanga is the first accused to be tried by the court.

Date published: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 12:57

4/28/2011

Background on the role of amnesty in processes of transitional justice and the 2009 DRC Amnesty Law. Given a fragile justice system and culture of impunity, this law risks rewarding blanket amnesty for all crimes committed in the DRC. ICTJ gives suggestions to break the culture of impunity, and necessary reforms in order to bring about true justice and a lasting peace.

Date published: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 12:54

4/28/2011

Background of the generations-long conflict in Colombia involving the state, the guerilla group FARC and paramilitaries. The shifting boundaries between drug trafficking and political crime remain a serious obstacle to efforts to promote accountability and respect for human rights in the region.

Date published: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 12:45

4/28/2011

Background of the generations-long conflict in Colombia involving the state, the guerilla group FARC and paramilitaries. The shifting boundaries between drug trafficking and political crime remain a serious obstacle to efforts to promote accountability and respect for human rights in the region.

Date published: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 12:43

4/28/2011

Background on conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR) in the context of Jean-Pierre Bemba’s trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is preparing to prosecute Bemba of the DRC for alleged rapes, torture and murders that his militia committed in the CAR.

Date published: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 12:40

4/28/2011

Background on the ICC's record in pursuing prosecutions as a response to massive human rights abuses and discusses hybrid court tribunals as a developing judicial strategy. ICTJ offers insight into trends for states to balance international and domestic pressures to combat impunity for war criminals.

Date published: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 12:33

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