National Prosecutions

3/19/2018

In a severe legal blow to Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s former president, national prosecutors announced on Friday that they would reinstate corruption charges against him in a case related to a multibillion-dollar arms deal in the late 1990s.

Shaun Abrahams, South Africa’s chief prosecutor, said there were “reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution” of Mr. Zuma.

3/19/2018

Documentation efforts in Syria initially aimed to collect evidence for future prosecutions. Seven years later, however, these innovative strategies have created new avenues for justice, writes Fernando Travesí, of the International Center for Transitional Justice.

3/19/2018

ICTJ announces the departure of David Tolbert, President of the ICTJ, after eight years of service. David Tolbert was appointed president of ICTJ in March of 2010. He led the center’s evolution as it continued to pursue justice around the globe in changing times. ICTJ’s Executive Director, Fernando Travesi, will assume leadership of ICTJ following Tolbert’s departure at the end of March 2018.

3/15/2018

Sixteen practitioners participated in the Intensive Course on Transitional Justice and Peace Processes held in New York from March 5 to March 9, 2018. Participants included leaders in their respective fields, including human rights law, community justice and legal services, peacebuilding, education, and humanitarian affairs. Selected course presentations, led by ICTJ experts and other specialists in the field, delved into cases of current, recent, and paradigmatic peace processes and questions of justice within a comparative context.

3/14/2018

In recent months, the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) that erupted five years ago has seemed farther than ever from resolution. A new report by ICTJ, I Am 100% Central African: Identity and Inclusion in the Experience of Central African Muslim Refugees in Chad and Cameroon, offers important insights on how a higher political commitment to inclusion could help transform a volatile rebuilding process into a sustainable peace.

2/23/2018

Un tribunal ha decidido no aplicar la medida de gracia al expresidente por el asesinato de seis personas en 1992. El autócrata puede recurrir la decisión

2/12/2018

A spokesman for South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar was sentenced to death on Monday on charges of treason and incitement against the government.

James Gatdet Dak was deported to South Sudan from Kenya in November 2016, a move that rights groups and the United Nations said was in breach of international law. (http://bit.ly/2ElcknF)

A high court in the capital Juba handed Gatdet the death sentence on Monday, as well as a combined 21 years for incitement and conspiracy against President Salva Kiir's government.

2/5/2018

Familiares de víctimas y activistas pidieron este viernes a la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CorteIDH) revertir el indulto concedido al expresidente peruano Alberto Fujimori, tras denunciarlo como un "pacto político".

"Nosotros venimos el día de hoy para manifestar nuestro rechazo al indulto que se ha concedido a Alberto Fujimori, un indulto que significa un insulto a la memoria y la dignidad de nuestros hermanos, padres e hijos", dijo en el tribunal Carmen Amaro.

2/5/2018

When the Syrian people took to the streets in March 2011, nobody could have predicted that the ensuing crisis would become the largest international calamity in recent history. Syrians’ calls for freedom and justice, which rode the wave of revolutions in neighboring countries, have become enmeshed in a violent, protracted conflict that has changed the face of Syria and the course of politics in dozens of other states, doubtlessly influencing the way the world will deal with political, social, and humanitarian crises in the future.

Date published: 
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:16

2/1/2018

SANTO DOMINGO. El diputado Víctor “Ito” Bisonó considera preocupante la solicitud de la Procuraduría General de la República de más plazo para la investigación del caso Odebrecht.

En un comunicado de prensa, dijo que “en todos los otros países donde hubo escándalos de dicha empresa, ya los imputados e involucrados han sido sometidos y enjuiciados debidamente a la justicia”. De tal manera expreso “que el pueblo no quiere plazos, quiere investigaciones, consecuencias y presos, el ministerio público ha tenido tiempo de sobra”.

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