Fact Sheet

4/21/2011

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 - 14:41

4/21/2011

Gender-based violence has been endemic in recent conflicts throughout the world and has resulted in women being disproportionately affected as both casualties of violence and as internally displaced persons. The reality is that gender-based violence has often been dismissed as an unfortunate consequence of conflict, resulting in widespread impunity for these crimes and general tolerance of gender-based violence in post-conflict societies.

Date published: 
Fri, 10/01/2010 - 14:05

4/21/2011

The International Criminal Court (ICC) opened its second trial against Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui on November 24, 2009. The men are former leaders of armed rebel movements from the Ituri district in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Date published: 
Fri, 01/01/2010 - 13:43

4/13/2011

Since the Solomon Islands period of unrest, known as the tensions, between 1998 and 2003 a number positive steps have been taken through the creation of several transitional justice initiatives. These have included prosecutions for crimes committed during this period, traditional reconciliation ceremonies, compensation, institutional reform, and, most recently, the establishment of a truth and reconciliation commission.

Date published: 
Tue, 01/04/2011 - 14:52

4/13/2011

FOCUS: The Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Solomon Islands experienced a period of extreme unrest, known as the tensions, between 1998 and 2003. Since then, a number of positive steps have been taken to move toward a more stable democracy, including the establishment of a truth and reconciliation commission (TRC).

Date published: 
Sat, 01/01/2011 - 14:40

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