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28 August 2017

ASF support for the International Crimes Division in Uganda

Since 2012, ASF has been supporting the International Crimes Division (ICD) in Uganda. The ICD is a domestic court that was created as part of the government’s efforts to implement the Juba Peace Agreement. It is within the ICD’s jurisdiction to try serious offences such as war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. Given Uganda’s history of violent conflicts, the ICD plays a critical role in delivering justice in relation to past atrocities. 

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12 July 2017

A beggar has no choice

Between February and April 2017, ASF conducted consultations with victims of mass atrocities in Northern and Eastern Uganda, about their views on ways to repair the harm they have suffered. The consultations took place in areas affected by the insurgence of the rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army. Their purpose was to get insight into LRA victims’ reparation needs and priorities, as well as their perceptions of ongoing discussions within the Transitional Justice Policy framework. We asked ASF Uganda’s Country Director to highlight issues raised during these consultations.

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2 May 2017

Human rights: Tunisia under scrutiny

Tunisia is today presenting its human rights record at the Universal Periodic Review initiated by the United Nations Human Rights Council. ASF, along with other civil society organisations, has contributed to the event by means of an alternative report. ASF is in particular calling for the withdrawal of the economic and financial reconciliation bill that would enable the legal proceedings against corruption, launched since the departure of the former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali six years ago, to be closed down.

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13 March 2017

ASF Congo 15 ans anniversaire

ASF in DR Congo: 15 years of commitment

ASF has come a long way since it started up its activities in Congo 15 years ago. Its aim, from the very beginning, has been to ensure that people become more aware of their rights and can enforce them. We opened our first office in Kinshasa on 12 March 2002. Since then, we’ve developed a wide range of projects. Our network has grown nationwide, thanks to all those we have met who supported us, offering their advice and expertise, working with us in circumstances that were not always easy.

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13 February 2017

Tunisia: fighting against terrorism, but at what cost?

ASF, the Tunisian National Bar Association and the Tunisian League for Human Rights are calling on the Tunisian authorities to review the 2015 counter-terrorism act. Enforcement of this act raises issues regarding the right to a fair trial. The three partner organisations say that respecting human rights is a democratic state’s main weapon for fighting against terrorism effectively.

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8 February 2017

Appointment of members to the Truth and Dignity Commission in Tunisia: a call for transparency

Nine civil society organisations in Tunisia, including ASF, are calling on the temporary Special Committee tasked with examining and sorting applications to the Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) to respect the provisions of the transitional justice law with regard to the procedure for appointing IVD members.

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25 January 2017

Reparations at the core of transitional justice in Uganda

ASF releases two publications on reparations for victims of mass crimes in Uganda. They aim at assisting all stakeholders dealing with reparations in the country and, particularly, victims, their counsels and the judges of the International Crimes Division. They will also give a new kick-start to the transitional justice process. While reparations are only one component of this process, they may serve as an “icebreaker” to open the door for the implementation of other measures including truth, justice and reform.

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7 December 2016

Live screening of the opening of Ongwen's trial in Uganda

Opening of Ongwen’s trial before the ICC: making justice accessible to victims in Uganda

While former LRA rebel Dominic Ongwen is facing justice before the ICC, ASF recalls the importance of bringing justice closer to the affected communities. The NGO supports the organisation of live screenings of the opening of Ongwen’s trial and encourages national authorities to increase their support to make justice accessible for all.

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21 November 2016

Tunisia: new Commissioners must urgently be elected to the Truth and Dignity Commission

Civil-society organisations in Tunisia, including ASF, are calling on members of parliament to elect new commissioners to the Truth and Dignity Commission (Instance Vérité et Dignité, IVD) without delay. The resignation of many members of the IVD is threatening to incapacitate it.

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27 October 2016

National congress on transitional justice opens in Tunisia

ASF, the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights and the Independent National Coordination on Transitional Justice will host a national congress to relaunch the transitional justice process in Tunisia, on 2 and 3 November in Tunis, with the participation of the Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD). The congress will bring together the IVD, civil society, public authorities, policy-makers and victims associations to debate the state of the transition process and to draw up recommendations for taking it forward.

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