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Research Brief: Selected examples of Defence, Intelligence and Justice Investigative Reports into detention and interrogation practices.
Examples of pardons in international jurisprudence, including Inter-American Court and Commission, European Court of Human Rights, UN Treaty Bodies, and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’
Case studies on the use of pardons in Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Peru, and South Africa.
ICTJ provides an overview of various United States Commissions of Inquiry.
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 provision
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
ICTJ provides an overview of investigative reports into detention and interrogation practices by the U.S. government.
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
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 civi