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ICTJ In Focus
Issue 9 October 2011
Transitional Justice in the Arab World
ICTJ is co-hosting an international conference on challenges and possibilities in transitional justice in Cairo Oct. 30–31.
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Follow our coverage of the conference online. There will be a live video stream, blog, and Twitter feed. The blog will have information and important updates on the conference.
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Video: http://tjcairo.ictj.org/en/livestream Blog: http://tjcairo.ictj.org Twitter: @theICTJ #TJcairo (English) or #CairoTJ (Arabic) Facebook: www.facebook.com/theICTJ
A Special Rapporteur on Transitional Justice: Podcast with Caitlin Reiger The United Nations Human Rights Council recently established a mandate for a Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation, and guarantees of non-recurrence. In this podcast Caitlin Reiger, director of international policy relations at ICTJ, discusses the objectives, qualities, and implications of this mandate on the field of transitional justice.
ICTJ presents: "Silence in Paradise" in Bogotá and New York The Colombian film Silence in Paradise, directed by Colbert García, exposes the disturbing phenomenon known as “falsos positivos”—false combat results, a murderous strategy used by members of the military in Colombia in order to present positive results in their combat with the guerrillas.
Brazil: Truth Commission Bill Important Step against Impunity NEW YORK/BRASÍLIA, Oct. 27, 2011—The Brazilian Senate’s passage of the National Truth Commission bill yesterday represents an important step for the struggle against impunity. The Government of Brazil now has the opportunity to acknowledge a painful past and to implement an effective tool to establish the facts about past abuse, to help victims heal and to allow Brazilian society to understand a painful period of their history, therefore preventing recurrent violations.
Morocco: Gender and the Transitional Justice Process
Morocco’s “Years of Lead” period was marked by policies of state violence against political dissidents including torture, arbitrary detention, and enforced disappearances. “Morocco: Gender and the Transitional Justice Process” analyzes whether the various transitional justice processes undertaken by the IER sufficiently fulfill the gender-specific focus of its mandate.
November 03 - 05, 2011
Location: New York View Details
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