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For decades, Lebanese governments have made only partial and ineffective attempts to hold powerful individuals, groups, and foreign states accountable for violations committed on Lebanese soil, including against civilians. The consequences of their
Victims of Nepal's armed conflict from 1996 to 2006 have expressed the hope that a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) could finally become a reality under the country's new Constituent Assembly (CA) and prime minister. Nanda Prasad Adhikari,
The Ordinance on Disappearances, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, signed by the president March 14, 2013, was declared unconstitutional and in violation of international human rights law by the Nepali Supreme Court Jan 2. The Supreme Court
The Daily Star Given Egypt's current political climate, interest in transitional justice has been growing it has been portrayed as lifesaving and vital to the country moving forward in its shift to more democratic rule. Yet many of those proclaiming
The dissolution of the Constituent Assembly in May 2012 stalled efforts to trigger debate on human rights and institutional reform. The political transition kept Nepal in limbo in 2013 as well, until a successful second Constituent Assembly
New York More truth commissions are being created now through peace agreements than at any other time in history. But are they living up to high expectations for truth, accountability, and reconciliation in societies emerging from violent conflicts?..
On May 21, 2013, it handed over its final report, which is now tabled before the National Assembly.
Bangladesh Supreme Court's sentencing to death yesterday of Abdul Quader Mollah, a senior leader in Bangladesh's largest Islamic party, for crimes against humanity committed during the country's 1971 war of independence with Pakistan. The decision
Day-long event marking centenary of Hague Peace Palace will provide insights into media coverage of conflict...The events form part of the celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the Peace Palace, the building in The Hague which houses the
Children and Youth program, Virginie Ladisch talks with us about the importance of integrating child and youth sensitivity into transitional justice mechanisms. Ladisch explains how the program works to develop strategies with local and international