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Transitional Justice and Peace

Women Human Rights Defenders in Afghanistan; Activist Toolkit

Dear Human Rights Defender, Amnesty International’s April 2015 Report, Their Lives on the Line: Women Human Rights Defenders Under Attack in Afghanistan, found that women human rights defenders who face mounting violence – including threats, […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

Handbook on Complementarity

ICTJ Handbook on Complementarity Paul Seils Where should justice for some of the world’s worst crimes be done? In national courts or at the International Criminal Court in The Hague? Our Handbook on Complementarity explores […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

Hitler’s world may not be so far away

Timothy Snyder Misunderstanding the Holocaust has made us too certain we are ethically superior to the Europeans of the 1940s. Faced with a new catastrophe – such as devastating climate change – could we become […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

Opening of UN files on Holocaust will ‘rewrite chapters of history’

THE GUARDIAN Archive used in prosecution of Nazis reveals detailed evidence of death camps and genocide previously unseen by public War crimes files revealing early evidence of Holocaust death camps that was smuggled out of […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

Men and Boys Are Victims Of Sexual Violence, Too

ICTJ Something unusual happened on the first day of the public hearings being held by Tunisia’s national Truth and Dignity Commission. Sami Brahim came forward to give personal testimony of having survived sexual violence in […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

Writing the Unvoiced: Tunisian Women Break the Silence About Repression

ICTJ  In Tunisia, the Truth and Dignity Commission’s (TDC) public hearings have fundamentally changed discussions around the past. However, many in the country still view transitional justice as a “dream of the revolution:” there remains […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

“Things that Money Alone Cannot Buy:” Defining Reparations in Cases of Sexual Violence

ICTJ Cristián Correa /Senior Associate, Reparative Justice Program In my work on reparations around the world, I have seen the suffering of victims of sexual violence committed during armed conflict, political violence, or state repression, as […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

When No One Calls It Rape: Addressing Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys

ICTJ Author: Amrita Kapur and Kelli Muddell Sexual violence against men and boys in times of conflict or repression is alarmingly common— and takes a markedly consistent form across contexts in terms of how it […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

Facing up to our shadow side with compassion

In 1995 my mother went into full blown psychosis as a result of a drastic change in the medication she was taking for schizo-affective disorder. She lured some of our friends and neighbors into our home and took the youngest, a toddler, into the basement bedroom.

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Gender-based persecution on the International Criminal Court’s radar

IntLawGrrls JANUARY 6, 2017 / ROSEMARY GREY Sexual and gender-based crimes were high on the ICC’s agenda in 2016 – a trend which looks set to continue this year. In March 2016, the Court handed down its first conviction […]

Saturday 15 April 2017