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The Obama administration has agreed to pay the Navajo Nation a record $554m to settle longstanding claims by the largest native American tribe that its funds and natural resources were mishandled for decades by the US government.


Western governments have begun private talks aimed at coming up with fresh strategies to speed the process of judging those responsible for grave crimes in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.


In this edition of the ICTJ Program Report, ICTJ Senior Associate Felix Reátegui discusses the principles behind the Truth and Memory program, and explains the imperatives of uncovering, acknowledging, and memorializing the past.


A US court has ruled against the Khulumani Support Group in its 12-year legal battle to bring US corporations to book for aiding the apartheid government. But Khulumani will appeal against this ruling, says national director Marjorie Jobson.


On Thursday, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will open public, digital access to the United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) archive, which is full of harrowing stories like the ones above.


The Brazilian military regime employed a “sophisticated and elaborate psychophysical duress system” to “intimidate and terrify” suspected leftist militants in the early 1970s, according to a State Department report dated in April 1973 and made public last week.


War crimes proceedings will soon get underway in a newly filed case at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


As Indigenous Peoples in Canada marked the sixth anniversary of the historic apology by Prime Minister Stephen Harper over the country's residential schools program, aboriginal leaders said the expression of regret has yet to appear fully sincere.


The organizers of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission hope the work they have done uncovering the stories of tribal members who were involved with the child welfare system will inspire other states to tackle such an undertaking.