Report

4/21/2011

The passing of the Constitution of Kenya of 2010 and its promulgation on August 27, 2010, heralds the deep desire of Kenyans, as individuals and communities, to live in a society that respects and protects their liberties and livelihoods without discrimination. With respect to transitional justice, it seeks to heal society, facilitate exit from authoritarianism, and establish a just society based on the rule of law.

Date published: 
Fri, 10/01/2010 - 14:46

4/21/2011

The legacy of systematic human rights violations committed during violent conflict and repressive rule can reach well into the new order. Transitional justice can help societies address the past through prosecutions, truthseeking, reparations for victims and institutional reform. Justice in this sense includes and goes beyond criminal justice, encompassing broader notions of accountability and redress.

Date published: 
Tue, 06/01/2010 - 14:32

4/21/2011

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), together with the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law and the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations, hosted an Expert Group Meeting entitled Closing the International and Hybrid Criminal Tribunals: Mechanisms to Address Residual Issues on 4-5 February 2010 in New York.

Date published: 
Mon, 03/01/2010 - 14:27

4/21/2011

Truth commissions present an important venue for children’s voices to be heard and for their needs to be addressed. The more challenging questions are specific to each context – which settings are most appropriate, what risks are involved, what do the children have to gain and how will the process affect them

Date published: 
Sun, 08/01/2010 - 14:03

4/20/2011

This publication, written for the UNDP, provides operational guidelines on the implementation of vetting programs in post-conflict societies.

Date published: 
Sun, 01/01/2006 - 14:30

3/4/2011

This reports examine the role of memorials in transitional justice processes, based on research conducted in the Acholi and Lango subregions of northern Uganda. It offers recommendations to those planning memorial activities on how to achieve the highest impact.

Date published: 
Fri, 03/04/2011 - 06:30

11/1/2009

The report documents that practices that included slamming detainees into walls, extended sleep deprivation, suspending them by the arms, forced nudity, threats, prolonged shackling in uncomfortable positions and disrespect of the Qur'an, were the result of officially sanctioned policies and, as such, should be regarded as "system crimes."

Date published: 
Sun, 11/01/2009 - 15:53

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