UN Universal Periodic Review Submission

12/6/2011

Indonesia has initiated transitional justice mechanisms to address human rights abuses that occurred during and after the New Order regime, but insufficient political will has rendered these efforts inadequate in achieving justice and reconciliation for victims.

Date published: 
Mon, 11/21/2011 - 12:17

4/28/2011

Treatment of historical legacies of discrimination against Aboriginal groups in Canada (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) currently focuses on settlement for abuses committed against Aboriginal children in educational institutions known as “Indian Residential Schools” (IRSs), which pursued a policy of forced assimilation for more than a century.

Date published: 
Mon, 09/01/2008 - 14:54

4/28/2011

The transitional justice review of the DRC focuses on the ongoing security and human rights crisis in the DRC. The report recommends that the government execute existing arrest warrants, reform and strengthen the legal mechanisms for addressing grave human rights violations, establish a truth and reconciliation commission with a well-defined mandate and guarantee legal recourse and voice for victims of sexual violence. The report also stresses the role of the international community to assist the government in realizing these goals.

Date published: 
Wed, 04/01/2009 - 13:17

4/26/2011

The transitional justice mechanisms the Mexican government put in place to investigate the grave human rights violations committed before the political transition of 2000 did not achieve their aims.

Date published: 
Mon, 09/01/2008 - 13:18

4/26/2011

The application of transitional justice mechanisms, such as war crimes trials and reparations, has significant flaws in Serbia. Lack of progress may be even greater in truth-seeking and vetting of public officials. Serbia must do much more in all areas of transitional justice, for its own sake and the sake of long-term regional stability.

Date published: 
Tue, 01/01/2008 - 10:44

4/26/2011

Treatment of historical legacies of discrimination against Aboriginal groups in Canada (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) currently focuses on settlement for abuses committed against Aboriginal children in educational institutions known as “Indian Residential Schools” (IRSs), which pursued a policy of forced assimilation for more than a century.

Date published: 
Mon, 09/01/2008 - 09:38

4/26/2011

The settling of accounts for past abuses in Burundi seems entangled while popular consultations unfold slowly. Provisional immunities could jeopardize prospects of accountability in the absence of a comprehensive redress policy for victims and in light of continuing human rights violations.

Date published: 
Tue, 07/01/2008 - 08:23

4/26/2011

Although the inclusion of an amnesty clause was avoided in the stabilization and state-building agreement signed in December 2001, the Afghan government has shown little political will to promote transitional justice.

Date published: 
Sat, 11/01/2008 - 07:38

4/25/2011

The transitional justice review of Bosnia and Herzegovina says that in spite of important achievements in Bosnia and Herzegovina in terms of transitional justice, a number of substantive concerns remain. The report's recommendations include supporting the implementation of the National War Crimes Strategy, applying harmonized legislation throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, establishing an effective witness support and protection programme, and strengthening local capacities for war crimes prosecutions.

Date published: 
Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:45

4/25/2011

This transitional justice review of Cambodia addresses both the achievements of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) and the persisting concerns of political influence, corruption and delays that have the potential to undermine the judicial process. The review concludes with recommendations on how to strengthen transitional justice through ensuring ECCC credibility, emphasizing truth-seeking and accountability, and providing reparations to all victims of the conflict.

Date published: 
Wed, 04/01/2009 - 10:08

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