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    A Foundation of Lies: "Relatives for Justice" Unpacks the Truth about the Irish Conflict
    15.03.17
    ICTJ

      On February 12th, 1989, sledgehammers smashed through Pat Finucane’s front door in north Belfast. Paramilitaries stormed his family home and found the 39-year-old human rights lawyer eating Sunday dinner with his wife and three children. They shot him 14 times and fled. Nearly 30 years after Finucane’s killing, questions persist. Who commissioned the murder? Was the British government involved in some capacity? And when will justice for victims finally be served?     Mark Thompson These are the questions Mark Thompson grapples with every day....

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    IJTJ: Call For Papers
    09.03.16
    JusticeInfo.net

    Special Issue Call for Papers: 2017 special issue 'Beyond Borders: Regional Dimensions and Dynamics of Transitional Justice' Submissions are now open for the 2017 special issue, to be guest edited by Pierre Hazan, editorial advisor of Justiceinfo.net. For further details about this special issue, and how to submit, click here.  

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    RWANDA HAILS DISMISSAL OF SPY CHIEF EXTRADITION CASE
    10.08.15
    JusticeInfo

    The Rwandan government says UK extradition procedures launched in June against its intelligence chief Karenzi Karake were a “travesty of justice”. UK judicial authorities announced Monday that the procedures, based on a Spanish extradition request, had been dropped. According to Kigali, the Spanish arrest warrant “twists Rwanda’s recent tragic history and is an affront to a whole nation, its people and Government”. The Spanish indictment “distort(s) the established record, invent(s) mass killings, and plac(es) the blame for Rwanda’s misfortunes upon the Government of Rwanda, which stopped...

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    Northern Ireland, Dealing with the Past

    A brief survey of news headlines from one week in late June 2015 reveals that, in Northern Ireland, the past is still very much in the present. Those headlines relate to the recovery of the bodies of two of the disappeared – victims who were murdered and secretly buried by republican paramilitaries during the conflict; a stark warning by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Chief Constable George Hamilton that dealing with conflict-related atrocities is placing resource pressure on the organisation and putting public confidence in the PSNI at risk; and that one of the most...

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