Fact Sheet

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 - 12:31

4/28/2011

Background on the challenges in addressing legacies of past violence in sub-Saharan African countries such as Uganda, Ethiopia and Eritrea. The fact sheet gives an overview of the situation in the region and ICTJ's approaches in promoting transitional justice in individual countries.

Date published: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 11:56

4/28/2011

Background on the challenges in addressing legacies of past violence in sub-Saharan African countries such as Uganda, Ethiopia and Eritrea. The fact sheet gives an overview of the situation in the region and ICTJ's approaches in promoting transitional justice in individual countries.

Date published: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 08:23

4/28/2011

Situation brief on the International Criminal Court's pretrial hearings on whether to pursue charges against Jean-Pierre Bemba for crimes his troops allegedly committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002-03. The ICC prosecutor opened an investigation in May 2007 into crimes committed in the CAR, based on a December 2004 referral from Central African President. An arrest warrant was issued on May 24, 2008, he was arrested the same day. He is now in custody in The Hague.

Date published: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 08:11

4/28/2011

Five years since the government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement signed the Helsinki Memorandum of Understanding, key provisions for accountability for mass crimes have not yet been implemented. Attempts to avoid the difficult truths of Aceh’s recent history and to allow perpetrators of horrific crimes to remain free continue to weaken popular respect for national legal institutions and feed existing anger and divisions that could lead to a recurrence of violence.

Date published: 
Sun, 08/01/2010 - 07:43

4/28/2011

The International Criminal Court opened its second trial against Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui. The ICC is prosecuting them for war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in the context of a massacre in the Iturian village of Bogoro.

Date published: 
Fri, 01/01/2010 - 07:37

4/26/2011

A three-judge panel of Peru’s Supreme Court will announce a verdict before the end of this year in the trial of Alberto Fujimori, Peru’s president from 1990-2000, on charges of murder and kidnapping. Prosecutors hold him responsible for the deaths of 25 people at the hands of a death squad known as the Colina group, whose members were military intelligence officers.

Date published: 
Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:29

4/26/2011

Of the more than 30 truth commissions created since the 1980s, four that were organized in Africa and the Americas are notably good examples of how circumstances in each society helped shape the commissions’ work.

Date published: 
Tue, 01/01/2008 - 12:35

4/26/2011

More than 30 countries have created truth commissions to investigate and report on human rights abuses. These commissions of inquiry help seek recognition for victims and promote possibilities for peace, reconciliation and democracy.

Date published: 
Tue, 01/01/2008 - 12:33

4/26/2011

Two years after the Democratic Republic of Congo held its first elections since independence, the country is at a crossroads. One of the key challenges facing the DRC today is the question of how the country will address the massive human rights atrocities of its recent past to establish a foundation for peace and security, the rule of law and respect for human rights to prevail in the future.

Date published: 
Tue, 01/01/2008 - 10:33

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