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ICTJ In Focus 30

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ICTJ In Focus 30
June 2013

In Focus
ICTJ Program Report: Burma/Myanmar
In the latest ICTJ program report, we speak with Patrick Pierce, head of ICTJs Burma/Myanmar program, who analyzes the state of transitional justice in the country. Pierce provides a look into the kind of technical assistance ICTJ is providing to civil society groups in Burma/Myanmar working to strengthen democratic institutions and increase confidence in the peace process.
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Getting a Truth Commission Mandate Right from the Start In pursuing the truth about mass crimes, a mandate provides a truth commission with more than just a legal authorization to act. It sets out a vision of what society hopes to achieve through the truth-seeking process and provides direction to commissioners and others in their operations. ICTJ has just released a new publication, Drafting a Truth Commission Mandate: A Practical Tool, which is intended to inform victims groups, civil society, and governments about the contents of a legal mandate of a truth commission.

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Supporting National Prosecutions in Cote d'Ivoire Cote dIvoire has embarked on a process of addressing the legacy of internal strife that culminated in the post-election violence of 2010. On June 12, 2013, ICTJ will co-host high-level talks on strengthening Cote dIvoires judicial capacity to prosecute serious crimes proscribed by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Integrity of Kenyas Truth Commission Report Must Be Restored In a new op-ed, ICTJ Vice President Paul Seils argues that Kenyas Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) should have been the shining light that led the way in restoring trust and confidence in office holders, institutions and government. Instead, its final report is mired in pointless controversy. Now, Kenya has a key opportunity to address allegations that the president's office interfered with the report's findings.

Reparative Justice and Post-Revolution Economics in Tunisia In the latest ICTJ podcast, Reparative Justice Program director Ruben Carranza joins us for a discussion on Tunisia, where reparations are at the forefront of the countrys discussions of transitional justice. In this conversation with Hannah Dunphy, Carranza explains why economic injustices were at the heart of Tunisias revolution, the difficulties of designing compensation programs for victims, and what to watch in the unfolding debate around reparations.

Colombian Media Play Key Role in Peace and Justice Debate Media play an essential role in peace negotiations and post-conflict situations. In the highly polarized and politicized context of Colombia, the Gabriel Garca Mrquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI) chose May 3, Worldwide Freedom of Expression Day, to bring together directors and editors of Colombias main news media to reflect on their role at a historic moment for the country: the governments peace talks with the FARC, which represent a possible end to five decades of armed conflict.

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Drafting a Truth Commission Mandate: A Practical Tool
This publication is intended to facilitate the process of drafting a mandate for a truth commission charged with the nonjudicial investigation of serious human rights violations.
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Upcoming Events
September 30 - October 04, 2013

5th Intensive Course on Truth Commissions

Location: Barcelona, Spain View Details

September 09 - 13, 2013

Prosecuting International and Other Serious Crimes in Kenya

This briefing paper focuses on the topic of prosecuting international and other serious crimes in Kenya, including crimes committed in the context of the postelection crisis of late 2007 and early 2008. In particular, it identifies and analyzes obstacles and opportunities for such prosecutions within current legal and institutional frameworks.
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Economic and Social Dimensions of Transitional Justice: ETJN 2013 Summer School
Location: University of Essex View Details

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