United States

1/2/2012

Six years after a group of Camp Pendleton Marines killed 24 unarmed men, women and children after a deadly roadside bomb attack in Haditha, the former squad leader at the center of the case is standing trial.

11/30/2011

Whether the government can lawfully rely on Exemption 7(F) of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(7)(F), to withhold photographs depicting the abuse of prisoners held in U.S. custody without identifying with reasonable specificity any individuals who could reasonably be expected to be endangered by the photographs’ release.

Date published: 
Sat, 11/01/2008 - 09:03

11/30/2011

Research Brief: Selected examples of Defence, Intelligence and Justice Investigative Reports into detention and interrogation practices.

Date published: 
Sat, 11/01/2008 - 09:02

11/29/2011

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’ Rights.

Date published: 
Sat, 11/01/2008 - 11:56

11/29/2011

Case studies on the use of pardons in Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Peru, and South Africa.

Date published: 
Sat, 11/01/2008 - 11:48

11/29/2011

Recent speculation indicates that U.S. President George W. Bush may grant pardons to administration officials and members of the military who might face prosecution for authorizing, ordering, endorsing, justifying or committing acts pursuant to the “war on terror.” While a pardon application process exists within the Department of Justice, the president is free to issue pardons without regard to the process and for any reason, including a desire to shield members of his administration and the military from investigations.

Date published: 
Sat, 11/01/2008 - 11:43

11/28/2011

In Kuala Lumpur, after two years of investigation by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC), a tribunal (the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, or KLWCT) consisting of five judges with judicial and academic backgrounds reached a unanimous verdict that found George W Bush and Tony Blair guilty of crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, and genocide as a result of their roles in the Iraq War.

7/25/2011

ICTJ hosted a conference on “Strengthening Indigenous Rights through Truth Commissions” July 19-21, 2011. Regional and international experts convened to discuss how truth commissions can incorporate and address indigenous peoples’ rights. Videos of each session and summaries of the conference proceedings are available.

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