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Week in Review: ICTY suicide and children’s war drawings question international justice
Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak’s suicide in court, just as he was being sentenced to 20 years in jail,  puts a tragic final end to…
Week in Review: Victory for justice in Bosnia, and stigmatized girls in the DRC
The life sentence on Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic by the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was widely hailed as a victory…
Week in Review: Victims still waiting for justice in Gambia, Sri Lanka and Laos
This week JusticeInfo.net took a closer look at transitional justice issues affecting Gambia, where civil society is campaigning to bring ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh to justice,…
Week in Review: ICC says no to Burundi impunity, DRC starts historic rape trial
The International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate crimes committed in Burundi, announced on Thursday, was the highlight of this transitional justice week.  This ICC decision…
Week in Review: Afghanistan and the ICC, step back for transitional justice in Tunisia
This week has reflected the different faces of transitional justice as it hesitates, moves forward and sometimes moves back.   The Prosecutor of the International…
Week in Review: CAR’s challenges, a trial for Ethiopia, and Burundi withdraws from the ICC
A highlight of this week in transitional justice was the visit of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to the Central African Republic (CAR).  In this…
Week in Review: Human rights activist awarded as dictators cling on
As we saw this week, transitional justice still appears far from countries such as Togo, Egypt and Burundi, whose people are still struggling under authoritarian…
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: When failure to tackle impunity hinders peace
The exodus and massacre of Rohingyas, a mainly Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar, marked the week in transitional justice. French President Emmanuel Macron said this…
Week in Review: How words count in transitional justice
Transitional justice is also a question of words, like genocide or ethnic cleansing, resonant with bloody memories of Rwanda or the Balkans. Short of words to…
Week in Review: Transitional justice challenges in Burundi, Myanmar and Mali
The transitional justice week was marked by the publication of a new report on Burundi by the UN Human Rights Council. This report is even…
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: Disunity over the past
Looking again at a divided past is part of transitional justice. How can a country, an institution come to terms with the memory of a…
Week in Review: Focus on reparations
The week in transitional justice was marked by the International Criminal Court’s decision on reparations to be paid following the 2012 destruction of mausoleums in…
Week in Review: The high price of impunity in Syria and CAR
This week was marked by the resignation of Swiss war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte from the UN commission investigating crimes in Syria. “This commission…
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: Transitional justice is “an art not a science”
In an excellent new book, our colleagues at American NGO ICTJ recognize that transitional justice is “an art, not a science”. The International Center for…