Research Brief

11/29/2011

Case studies on the use of pardons in Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Peru, and South Africa.

Date published: 
Sat, 11/01/2008 - 11:48

5/4/2011

Demobilization was first initiated in Cambodia in 1992, but there have been few attempts to link disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) processes to transitional justice measures. The government's overriding consideration has been the preservation of stability, narrowly interpreted by the CPP elite in terms of their own security.

Date published: 
Mon, 06/01/2009 - 09:35

4/26/2011

ICTJ provides an overview of various United States Commissions of Inquiry. This publication includes briefs on the Senate and House Committee Investigations of the Palmer Raids in 1920, the Senator Frank Church Committee in 1975, a commission into wartime relocation and internment of civilians in 1980, the 9/11 Commission, and more.

Date published: 
Sat, 11/01/2008 - 13:45

4/26/2011

States have the obligation to prevent human rights violations, investigate them, identify and punish their intellectual authors and accessories after the fact, and may not invoke existing provisions of domestic law to avoid complying with their obligations under international law.

Date published: 
Sat, 11/01/2008 - 13:31

4/26/2011

ICTJ provides an overview of investigative reports into detention and interrogation practices by the U.S. government. The purpose of this brief is to provide a sampling of reports to survey the ways in which these have been commissioned, what they have covered, and how they relate to other, similar efforts within the same system.

Date published: 
Sat, 11/01/2008 - 10:46

4/26/2011

This research brief provides case studies on the use of pardons in Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Peru and South Africa following periods of mass abuse, and highlights subsequent political and civil society action to overcome impunity exacerbated by pardons and amnesties.

Date published: 
Sat, 11/01/2008 - 08:19

4/20/2011

This paper explores how enforcement of international criminal law currently addresses socioeconomic and environmental crimes. It specifically examines current efforts to promote accountability for: (1) environmental war crimes and (2) property crimes and expropriation. The paper then engages in a normative discussion of whether increased judicialization of environmental war crimes and property crimes is a worthwhile pursuit for those committed to accountability, prevention, transition, and development.

Date published: 
Sun, 11/01/2009 - 15:14

4/20/2011

The term "civil society" is used by both the transitional justice and the development communities, often in a positive light: transitional justice measures are often said to contribute to strengthening civil society, and at the same time, to some extent, to depend on it; similarly, development is also said to contribute to and be facilitated by a vigorous civil society. This paper critically examines these connections to civil society in order to articulate a way of thinking about the relationship between transitional justice and development.

Date published: 
Sun, 11/01/2009 - 15:08

4/20/2011

This paper examines the links between education and transitional justice initiatives in contexts affected by conflict. It argues that conceptually there can be meaningful mutual reinforcement between the educational goal of participation and the transitional justice goals of recognition and trust. Moreover, practical overlap between education and transitional justice initiatives offers opportunities for more direct synergies. 

Date published: 
Sun, 11/01/2009 - 15:05

4/20/2011

This paper examines linkages between transitional justice processes and the broader issue of land tenure reform in countries with a long and complex history of property dispossession or where land has been a root cause of conflict. It is argued that greater coordination between transitional justice efforts and land tenure reform under the rubric of the rule of law in transitional societies would make for a more effective process of political and economic transition, one that better serves the interests of both justice and development.

Date published: 
Mon, 06/01/2009 - 15:02

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