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As we mark July 17, designated International Justice Day by the states parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) just over two years ago, we should not limit our focus to the work of the court or criminal justice as such. Pursuing justice in the aftermath of atrocity presents an opportunity to do three crucial things: reaffirm a society’s shared values about basic ideas of right and wrong; restore confidence in the institutions of the state charged with protecting fundamental rights and freedoms; and recognize the human dignity of the victims of atrocities that have taken place.


On June 29, the government of Maine joined chiefs from the state's five tribes to sign an agreement creating the Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Eduardo Gonzalez, director of ICTJ's Truth and Memory Program, attended the signing ceremony, and spoke about its importance—both local and global—in an interview with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

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Chiefs from all five of Maine's tribes joined Gov. Paul LePage today in signing an historic agreement to create a Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission.


These days, Aero’s jets are seldom seen in public, and the controversy over the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” program — in which captured terrorist suspects were secretly transported to another country for interrogation — has vanished from the headlines in most of the country.


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.


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.

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Sat, 11/01/2008 - 09:03


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

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Sat, 11/01/2008 - 09:02


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.

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Sat, 11/01/2008 - 11:56