Category Archives: Truth Commission

Transitional Justice: “Paradigm Shift or Hot Air?”

I recently attended the IASFM conference on forced migration outside of Kampala, at a picturesque resort perched above Lake Victoria (yes, there is irony there!). At the conference, numerous scholars presented pieces on “transitional justice” or “TJ”. Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration … Continue reading

Posted in International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice, Traditional Justice Mechanisms, Transitional Justice, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, Truth Commission | 2 Comments

The ICC and the Tripoli Three: Time, It’s on our Side

As other actors involved in the Libyan conflict have appeared to dither and issue mixed messages, the ICC’s Prosecutor has been remarkably decisive and concrete with his work. Within three months of having had the situation in Libya referred to … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Darfur, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Serbia, Slobodan Milosevic, Sudan, Truth Commission, Uganda | 5 Comments

Libya, Peace and Justice: ‘Gaddafi has to go’ but Peace must be Negotiated

Missing from the coverage of the war in Libya has been any discussion as to what the end goal is. Yes, there has been a lot of talk, although little consensus, about what should happen with Gaddafi. But what about … Continue reading

Posted in African Union (AU), Amnesty, France, Human Rights, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Peace Negotiations, Transitional Justice, Truth Commission, Uganda, UN Security Council, United Kingdom, United States | 2 Comments

Lost in the shuffle – Argentina Puts Dirty War Leaders on Trial

Argentina has long been at the vanguard of human rights and international criminal justice. In line with their commitment to accountability, this past week Argentina began a trial against former Argentine dictators Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone and six others … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Argentina, Enforced Disappearance, Human Rights, Iraq, South America, Truth Commission | 1 Comment