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The Genocide Trial against former Head of Intelligence of Guatemala enters its final phase
With the judgment scheduled for Wednesday, 26 September 2018, the genocide retrial against the former Head of Intelligence of Guatemala, Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, enters&n...
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Joint Letter to High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on the Human Rights Situation in Guatemala
On 14 September 2018, in a letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, 68 human rights organisations expressed grave concern about recent developments in the country, inclu...
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Joint Statement on Guatemalan President's Decision Not to Renew the Mandate of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) and Barring the Entry of Commissioner Ivan Velasquez into Guatemala
On 31 August 2018, President Jimmy Morales issued a decision not to renew the mandate of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). Subsequently, on 4 September 2...
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Joint Statement: Guatemala must Guarantee the Protection and Preservation of its National Police Archive
The Guatemala National Police Archive, which contains important information on enforced disappearances and human rights violations committed during the internal armed conflict, is at risk...
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New Report on Transitional Justice in Guatemala
New Report on Transitional Justice in Guatemala On 26 July 2018, Impunity Watch launched its monitoring report on transitional justice in Guatemala corresponding to the period 2014-2017.  ...
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20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute: Interview with Gentil Kasongo of Impunity Watch on TJ in the DRC
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute creating the International Criminal Court, IW researcher Gentil Kasongo was invited to discuss the complementarity between local initiati...
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Mapping and Addressing Patterns and Root Causes of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Iraq, a cross-regional workshop
Gender conceptions are central to rethinking and reforming security in post conflict countries. As such, it is important to expose the impact of conflict on women and men and how they experience or...
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Restricted Access - Promises and Pitfalls of Victim Participation in Transitional Justice Mechanisms
As victim participation becomes absorbed by transitional justice mainstream policy, the actual impact and effectiveness of particular victim participation measures and models remains uncertain and ...
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Genre et Justice Transitionnelle au Burundi : entre roles sexo-specifiques, hierarchies & dynamiques politiques
Dans le cadre du programme FLOW,  Impunity Watch vient de finaliser une recherche portant sur l’intégration de la perspective genre dans le processus de justice transitionnelle. ...
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Women of Guatemala give dignified burial to 172 victims of the internal armed conflict
On 21 June 2018, the national day against enforced disappearance in Guatemala, women from the National Coordinator of Widows of Guatemala (CONAVIGUA) buried the remains of 172 unidentified victims ...
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Local Initiatives and Popular Expectations: Transitional Justice in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Impunity Watch a le plaisir de vous annoncer la publication d’une synthèse de résultats d’une recherche intitulée ‘Initiatives locales et attentes des populat...
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Keeping the Promise: Addressing Impunity in the Western Balkans
A new report by Impunity Watch entitled “Keeping the Promise: Addressing Impunity in the Western Balkans” finds that twenty years after the end of the conflict, impunity for the crimes ...
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International Seminar: What is the future of reparations in Guatemala?
On 8 and 9 May 2018, Impunity Watch organised an international seminar on reparations in Guatemala. Fifteen years since the establishment of the National Reparations Program (PNR), the seminar soug...
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Accountability, Redress, and the future of Syria
In an open letter published today, 15 Non-Governmental Organizations are calling upon the EU and the UN to ensure that accountability and justice for victims will be at the forefront of any di...
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Iraqi activists meet Tunisian counterparts to discuss lessons learnt on dealing with gender-based abuse and violence
Since 2003, Iraq is struggling to find a way to deal with its repressive past and violent present.  Impunity Watch together with Iraqi Association Al Amal and PAX launched in 2016 a programme ...
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Leadership and Participation of Women in the Justice Sector in Guatemala
El 28 de noviembre de 2017 Impunity Watch presentó el informe “Liderazgo y participación de mujeres en la Justicia de Guatemala” en el Palacio de Justicia un p&u...
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Policy Brief: Masculinities, Violence Against Women in Leadership & Participation in Transitional Societies: Burundi & Guatemala
On the occasion of the 17th anniversary of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, Impunity Watch, Oxfam Ibis, UNWOMEN and the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Uni...
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Assessing the potential impact of the Kosovo Specialist Court
Assessing the potential impact of the Kosovo Specialist Court is an in-depth study authored by Dr. Gezim Visoka of Dublin City University and produced by PAX and Impunity Watch. The study presents ...
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Breaking the cycle of division: Justice for all Iraqis
Together with PAX, Impunity Watch has published an alert addressing the worrying trends observed in current stabilisation and transitional justice efforts in Iraq. As the military campaign against ...
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Blog Post- The Sepur Zarco trial: How to successfully litigate wartime sexual violence for a transformative impact?
5 key lessons “The verdict has been obtained, justice has been achieved; sadness is no longer”, states Demecia Yat, President of the Jalok U Collective, which gathers survivors of s...
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