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TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN MALI – IN BRIEF
Context: Mali’s current crisis erupted in 2012 amid increased Islamist and al-Qaeda activity in the region, linked to events in Libya and the fall of…
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN KENYA – IN BRIEF
Context: Kenya’s history has been marked by human rights abuses. The bloodiest chapter in recent times was the violence that swept the country after presidential…
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN COTE D’IVOIRE – IN BRIEF
Context: (Conflict 1999 – 2011) After independence from France in 1960, Côte d’Ivoire was governed by Félix Houphouët-Boigny until his death in 1993. He was…
European Arrests Refuel Impunity Debate in Liberia
Recent arrests of two Liberian war crimes suspects in Belgium and Switzerland are historic, says a lawyer defending victims. They have also reignited debate in…
Rape as a Weapon of War and the Search for Justice
“It’s truly alarming that in conflicts today there is such huge incidence of sexual violence against women, and that in fact they are targeted for…
Mixed View of Rwanda Tribunal as it Prepares to Close
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is set to close its doors this year after pronouncing judgment in its last Appeals trial. Whilst this…
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN SIERRA LEONE – IN BRIEF
Context: Sierra Leone’s Civil War (1991-2002) Sierra Leone’s civil war broke out in 1991 when RUF rebels captured towns on the border with Liberia, and…
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN LIBERIA – IN BRIEF
Context: Civil War (1989 – 2003) The legacy of Liberia’s nearly fifteen-year civil war lives on more than a decade after the war’s end. Liberia…
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE FOR SOUTH SUDAN – IN BRIEF
Context: South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 after a bloody, decades-long struggle against the North, often complicated by in-fighting amongst rival southern factions.…
ICTR: Model or Counter Model for International Criminal Justice? The Perspective of the Stakeholders
MINUTES OF THE DEBATES The conference has gathered together over 50 practitioners who have all participated or collaborated with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.…