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23 May 2012 by -

One year after the Arab Spring, IJT looks at the state of justice in four key countries touched by the revolution. After Morocco and ahead of the presidential election in Egypt, we turned to Bahrain and conclude our series with Tunisia, where the movement started.

Interview with Habib Nassar, director of the Middle East and North Africa program at the International Centre for Transitional Justice

by Franck Petit, Paris

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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26 May 2005 by -

The UN-backed Serious Crimes Unit (SCU) set up in Timor-Leste in June 2000 closed its operations in May 2005. The Unit was charged with prosecuting people suspected of committing atrocities in the region where 1400 people died and 400,000 were displaced. Coming after 24 years of Indonesian occupation, which ended in 1999, the SCU served its mandate at the same time as Jakarta was setting up its own Court of Human Rights (CHR). In a report published on 10 June, the New York-based International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) assesses the work of the dual process.

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17 March 2008 by Philippe Mischkowsky

In 2001, Jalal Talabani, historical leader of Iraqi Kurdistan and current president of Iraq, decided to build a monument in memory of the 5,000 Kurds who were gassed at Halabja on March 16, 1988 on the orders of Saddam Hussein's cousin, Ali Hassan Al-Majid. Halabja was the first act of the Anfal campaign, which killed between 120,000 and 200,000 Kurds in 1988. Al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali", was sentenced to death for genocide in June 2007 by the Iraqi High Tribunal [IJT-71]. His execution, approved by the Iraqi Presidential Council on February 29, is imminent.

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20 October 2010 by Bette Dam

Almost a decade after US and UK troops invaded Afghanistan, human rights advocates blame both local and international players for the state of impunity still prevailing in the country.

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20 October 2010 by Judie Kaberia

News of a prominent Kenyan suspect surrendering himself to the International Criminal Court (ICC) last week sparked public excitement in the country. Meanwhile, Nairobi continues its struggle to reach justice for perpetrators of its post-election violence. 

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