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ICTJ In Focus 26
December 2012

In Focus
ICTJ Program Report: Africa
The latest ICTJ Program Report presents ICTJ’s work in Africa. In a deeply insightful interview, Suliman Baldo, director of ICTJ’s Africa program and one of the world’s leading experts on transitional justice in Africa, discusses transitional justice processes in Ivory Coast, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda.
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Voices of Dignity: A Story of Struggle for Victims’ Rights Where states commit widespread and systematic crimes against their citizens, or fail to seriously try to prevent them, they have a legal obligation to acknowledge and address the suffering of victims. Reparations, both symbolic and material, publicly affirm that victims are entitled to redress. Through video and three photogalleries, ICTJ’s multimedia project Voices of Dignity tells the story of two courageous women from Colombia, and their struggle for acknowledgement and redress in a country where more than four million people have been affected by decades of civil war.
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Experts Discuss the Impact of Politics on National War Crimes Prosecutions ICTJ partnered with the Center for Global Affairs at New York University to explore how political will of international and national actors impacts national war crimes proceedings. The panel examined four diverse country scenario scenarios - the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Serbia, Iraq, and Guatemala.
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Can Reparations Help Fight Discrimination Against Women? In times of transition, reparations can make a tangible impact on the everyday lives of victims. As part of a larger process of social change, reparations programs should be part of an integrated approach to addressing the fundamental rights of victims, not just their immediate needs. In this way, reparations programs have the potential to be transformative. It was this potential that was considered at a recent international seminar, "Transformative Reparation for Women Victims of Armed Conflict," held in Colombia, on November 16, 2012.
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Publications
Engaging Children and Youth in Transitional Justice Processes: Guidance for Outreach Programs
This report, produced jointly from ICTJ's Research Unit and the Children and Youth Program, is based on a comparative review of current and past efforts to reach out to children and youth as part of outreach programming for TJ measures.
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June 26 - July 23, 2013

Caux Scholars Program in Conflict Resolution and Transitional Justice
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