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In April, the World Bank released its 2011 World Development Report (WDR) entitled Conflict, Security, and Development.
Background on the challenges in addressing legacies of past violence in sub-Saharan African countries such as Uganda, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
A three-judge panel of Peru’s Supreme Court will announce a verdict before the end of this year in the trial of Alberto Fujimori, Peru’s president from 1990-2000, on charges of murder and kidnappin
Of the more than 30 truth commissions created since the 1980s, four that were organized in Africa and the Americas are notably good examples of how circumstances in each society helped shape the co
More than 30 countries have created truth commissions to investigate and report on human rights abuses.
Two years after the Democratic Republic of Congo held its first elections since independence, the country is at a crossroads.
In Colombia, the shifting boundaries between drug trafficking and political crime and the tension between security and human rights pose particular challenges for those seeking accountability for p
Indigenous populations throughout the world are widely recognized as groups affected by political and economic marginalization.
As the first national truth commission to be created in an established democracy, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is a bold experiment.
Response to the first 100 days of the Obama administration and the disclosure of evidence detailing abusive treatment of detainees in the "war on terror." ICTJ recommends the appointment of a speci