Publications

  • Date published: 2/1/2011

    Transitions February 2011: Coming to Believe in Change

    Author: ICTJ

    ICTJ's monthly newsletter, providing transitional justice news and updates from around the world. This newsletter focuses on unrest in Middle East and North Africa. Hanny Megally, ICTJ Vice President for Programs, talks about demonstrations and upheaval in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and elsewhere.

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  • Date published: 1/4/2011

    Transitional Justice Mechanisms in Solomon Islands

    Author: ICTJ

    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.

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  • Date published: 1/1/2011

    Confronting the Past for a Better Solomon Islands

    Author: ICTJ

    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).

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  • Date published: 1/1/2011

    Making an Impact: Guidelines on Designing and Implementing Outreach Programs for Transitional Justice

    Author: ICTJ; Clara Ramírez-Barat

    Despite the critical role of outreach programs and the dedication and strategic planning required to implement them effectively, the level of thought and support devoted to outreach work has varied widely among TJ institutions. This report offers a definition and systematic consideration of outreach activities, along with practical guidance on the design and implementation of outreach programs.

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  • Date published: 1/1/2011

    Transitions January 2011: Sudan: A Perilous Road Ahead

    Author: ICTJ

    ICTJ's monthly newsletter, providing transitional justice news and updates from around the world. ICTJ Africa Program Director Suliman Baldo discusses the southern Sudan referendum for independence, and weighs the prospects for a peaceful and lasting transition.

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  • Date published: 12/1/2010

    Identities in Transition: Challenges for Transitional Justice in Divided Societies

    Author: Paige Arthur

    In many societies, histories of exclusion, racism, and nationalist violence often create divisions so deep that finding a way to deal with the atrocities of the past seems nearly impossible.

  • Date published: 12/1/2010

    Theater and Transitional Justice in Afghanistan

    Author: ICTJ; Nadia Siddiqui

    In Afghanistan, community theater has begun to be used as a method of transitional justice to give victims a voice and create positive impulses for peacebuilding. According to a new briefing paper released by ICTJ, through theater, victims are able to create a “safe space” to discuss experiences of conflict and explore accountability. The main theatrical focus is on dialogue, with the explicit aim of allowing participants to propose solutions, discuss plans for change and train themselves for social action.

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  • Date published: 12/1/2010

    Across the Lines: The Impact of Nepal's Conflict on Women

    Author: ICTJ, Advocacy Forum

    Gender-based violence, including sexual violence was a common feature of the 10-year-long armed conflict between the security forces and the Communist Party of Nepal – Maoist (CPN-M), yet few individual incidents were reported.

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  • Date published: 12/1/2010

    Impunity or Reconciliation in Burma's Transition

    Author: ICTJ; Patrick Pierce

    The Burmese government cannot change in a meaningful way until it eliminates the culture of impunity for human rights violations that has developed during the past 48 years. The international community can help this effort by establishing a commission of inquiry into the violations. Recent efforts in Burma to end the civil war and to introduce democratic rule have fallen short.

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  • Date published: 11/19/2010

    Complementarity after Kampala: The Way Forward Meeting Summary

    Author: ICTJ

    ICTJ, with the sponsorship of the United Natinos Rule of law Unit and the support of the Secretariat of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court (ICC), hosted a retreate entitlted "Complementarity After Kampala: The Way Forward" on October 28-29, 2010, at the Greentree Estate in Manhasset, New York. This report provides a summary of the principal discussions without attributing views to the individual participants.

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