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Week in Review: Transitional justice under pressure in Tunisia and Myanmar
The difficulties of transitional justice were illustrated this week in countries as diverse as Tunisia, Burundi, Myanmar and Nepal. In Tunisia,  a JusticeInfo investigation showed…
Week in Review: A victory for rule of law in Africa?
The highlight of  the week was undoubtedly Friday’s decision by the Supreme Court of Kenya to invalidate the August 8 presidential election, a first in…
Week in Review: DR Congo, Tunisia, Mali and Côte d’Ivoire
In this week’s transitional justice review, a rebel leader wanted for crimes against humanity is handed over to the authorities in Kinshasa, civil society in…
Week in Review: justice versus peace 
As the world celebrates International Justice Day this July 17, the peace versus justice debate continues in Uganda, the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of…
Week in Review: Impunity in Mexico, disappointment in Georgia
Transitional justice can take different forms. This week several international and national NGOs called in The Hague for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate…
Week in Review: Challenges of confronting the past in CAR and Tunisia
Once again the Central African Republic (CAR) dominated transitional justice news this week. The UN published a damning report on human rights violations in the…
Week in Review: Surprise clampdown on corruption in Tunisia
Tunisia remains in the forefront of transitional justice with a surprise move this week on financial transparency. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed arrested suspected leaders of…
Week in Review: CAR appoints Special Court judges as amnesty debate continues
The transitional justice week was again dominated by the Central African Republic (CAR), where there is a recurring debate on “impunity” for the parties to…
Week in Review: Central African Republic, Geneva, Tunisia and the environment
History resonates with time, and the crimes of the past cannot be erased from memory as if with the stroke of a pen. And so…
Week in Review: US strikes in Syria, while Rwanda remembers the genocide
International justice saw a new failure this week on Syria. The UN Security Council was unable to agree a Resolution after the “chemical weapons” massacre…
Week in Review: Tunisia’s difficult transition, no justice for Syria and Sri Lanka
In Tunisia, a lawyer is fighting for the decriminalization of cannabis use. The issue might seem marginal in comparison with war crimes and crimes against…
Week in Review: Africa and the International Criminal Court, Tunisia and  Myanmar
Once again this week, Africa and its relations with the International Criminal Court were in the spotlight.  During the African Union summit this week, AU…
Week in Review: Does extrajudicial killing of “terrorists” threaten rule of law?
The timing may be just a coincidence. But the coincidence this week of a former Guatemalan minister’s trial in Spain for summary executions of eight…
Week in Review: Can we agree on History?
The way that history is written emerged as a focus of the transitional justice week, be it in Tunisia, Palestine, Israel or Rwanda. Transitional justice…
Week in Review: New technology and old hopes for transitional justice
Can a smartphone and an App hold war criminals accountable? Eyewitness, an App developed by the International Bar Association (IBA), is trying to help combat…
Week in Review: A difficult path to truth and remembrance
This week showed some of the different faces of transitional justice. In Colombia, a new peace accord was finally ratified, whilst Tunisia continued public hearings…
Week in Review: Tears for Tunisia and the ICC, money for the CAR
The first public hearings of victims started this week in Tunisia while the International Criminal Court (ICC), holding its annual Assembly of States Parties, suffered…
Week in Review: New African blow to the ICC, and Tunisia prepares for victim hearings
The Gambia may be a small West African country that rarely hits the headlines, but this week’s announcement that it is pulling out of the…
Week in Review: Burundi and South Africa move to quit ICC
After Burundi, South Africa. One after the other, two African countries in a week decided to leave the International Criminal Court, decisions which could be…