27 January 2010 by Thijs Bouwknegt

David Tolbert, currently serving as Registrar for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, will take over as president of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) on March 2nd. The ICTJ works to redress and prevent severe human rights violations by confronting legacies of mass abuse.

27 April 2011 by -

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27 April 2011 by Geraldine Coughlan

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Created in 2001, the ICTJ works to redress and prevent the most severe violations of human rights by confronting legacies of mass abuse.

10 June 2011 by David Tolbert

The arrest of Ratko Mladic reignited debates on a wide spectrum of related issues, from its implications on the prospects for true reckoning with the past in the countries of the former Yugoslavia to the possible jolt it will give to Serbia’s hopes of joining the European Union. Beyond the immediate impact on the region, the strongest reverberations of Mladic’s transfer to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) will be felt in the discourse on international justice.

22 January 2011 by -

After Kenyan MPs voted overwhelmingly last month to withdraw from the Rome Statute, the government must now decide whether to act for, or against, accountability.

By David Tolbert (*)

Thus far, Kenya has shown itself unwilling to investigate and prosecute the violence that almost brought the country to its knees in late 2007 and early 2008.

It was only as a result of that unwillingness that the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court opened an investigation into the crimes.

19 November 2007 by Thierry Cruvellier

On November 8, thirteen years ago, the United Nations Security Council created the ICTR to try those primarily responsible for the serious crimes committed in Rwanda in 1994. Representatives of the Arusha tribunal promise it will have finished its first instance trials by the end of 2008, except for one, which will be completed in 2009. Two uncertainties still weigh on the ICTR: its ability to transfer some of the accused to national courts and the 14 fugitives. But most of all, the ICTR continues to mourn its most serious failure: the absence of proceedings against the winners of the war.

David Tolbert