Report

10/15/2019

Prosecution guidelines provide benchmarks for decision making and act as a shield for prosecutors in the face of undue influence, pressure, or interference. Prosecutors pursuing sensitive cases, such as those involving mass atrocities, ought to do so by applying binding, objective, fair and publicly known criteria. This report presents a comparative overview of prosecution guidelines from around the world in "ordinary" times and in the context of post-conflict transitions.

Date published: 
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 13:58

6/3/2019

This report of the Working Group on Transitional Justice and SDG16+ articulates the contributions of transitional justice to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 16 on peace, justice, and inclusion, but also related goals on gender and inequality. The report contends that in contexts of serious and massive human rights violations, transitional justice provides a framework for addressing the needs of victims, helping to reduce the “justice gap,” and building sustainable peace and development.

Date published: 
Mon, 06/03/2019 - 01:08

5/1/2019

This report presents findings from a study based on interviews with 121 Syrian refugees living in Jordan. It aims to provide a better understanding of the impact the conflict in Syria has had on refugees, including their expectations, concerns, and priorities for potential durable solutions to their displacement.

Date published: 
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 14:41

12/5/2018

This report aims to help practitioners in the transitional justice field to understand the experience of establishing and operating hybrid courts and to address some common assumptions about these entities. To do so, it looks at hybrid or mixed courts in practice, drawing on experiences in five different contexts: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, and Timor-Leste. 

Date published: 
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 06:00

12/3/2018

This report focuses on “indirect victims” of human rights violations in Tunisia, namely, the wives, sisters, and children of political prisoners in Tunisia, who suffered discrimination, social exclusion, police violence, and harassment during the dictatorship.

Date published: 
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:29

9/10/2018

This report examines attacks on schools in Syria from multiple angles: from the legal implications of such attacks to the everyday impact on students, teachers, families, and society at large. It is the product of Save Syrian Schools, a collaborative project led by 10 Syrian civil society organizations and ICTJ that demands an end to the killing of Syrian children and justice for the bombing of schools.

Date published: 
Mon, 09/10/2018 - 08:41

7/13/2018

This report aims to help local governments, victims’ groups, and other stakeholders in Nepal to understand the scope of and potential inherent in local governmental powers and to identify what local governments can do to design and implement initiatives that support victims of conflict. It concludes by offering detailed recommendations for local governments that are considering measures of reparation for human rights victims and other transitional justice initiatives.

Date published: 
Fri, 07/13/2018 - 08:51

5/16/2018

This report is based on qualitative interviews with Central African refugees living in Chad and Cameroon, in which they were asked about their experience of displacement and their intentions and concerns regarding return, reconciliation, and justice. Refugees said that if peace and justice were to have a chance, they needed to hear a clear and strong message of inclusion coming from the highest levels of government that they are Central African citizens with equal rights.

Date published: 
Wed, 03/14/2018 - 08:17

2/1/2018

Alors que les défenseurs des droits humains et les représentants des États reconnaissent de plus en plus la nécessité d’impliquer les enfants dans les processus de recherche de la vérité, il y a un besoin croissant d’outils pratiques facilitant la participation des enfants tout en privilégiant leur protection.

Date published: 
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:26

12/6/2017

In a number of countries around the world, governments have created state-administered reparations programs for victims and communities that were most affected by massive human rights violations. The success of these programs, which often involve thousands of individuals, depends in part on the state’s ability to reach victims and record their demands for justice in an effective and meaningful way. Reparations programs may be administered by government agencies pursuant to a law or policy or a court judgment. In all cases, a process of identifying, verifying, and registering those entitled to reparations is necessary. This often begins with a reparations application form.

Date published: 
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 15:27

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