Transitional justice

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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18 October 2016

A first in Uganda: Victims participate in criminal proceedings against a LRA warlord

On 21st September 2016 former LRA warlord T. Kwoyelo attended his second pre-trial hearing. After several procedural curbs, the trial might be on track. Most important, for the first time in Uganda, victims right to participate in a trial proceedings was recognized. This could be a very first step towards reparation for victims in Uganda.

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6 October 2016

Reparations in Uganda: recommendations

Last week, Ugandan and international stakeholders and experts gathered in Entebbe (Uganda) to discuss reparations for victims of mass atrocities in Uganda, during an international conference organized by ASF and REDRESS. The participants shared their experience in the area of transitional justice. The panellists offered recommendations on the framework and implementation of reparation for mass atrocities in the context of Uganda. A document presents a compilation of these recommendations.

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5 September 2016

Uganda: time to talk about reparations

On 26 and 27 September, ASF and REDRESS will organize an International Conference on Reparations in Uganda. The event marks a first step in discussing reparations for mass atrocities committed against the civilians in Uganda over the last 50 years. It will be an opportunity to exchange best practices from other contexts and draw recommendations with domestic and international experts.

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15 July 2016

Tunisia’s economic reconciliation bill: an open door to corruption?

During a press conference in Tunis, ASF and other Tunisian and international NGOs have renewed their call on Tunisian MPs not to enact the economic reconciliation bill. This bill, which aims to grant an amnesty to those responsible for the embezzlement of public funds or acts of corruption, runs contrary to the transitional process of justice put in place immediately after the Tunisian Revolution.

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22 April 2016

Salle d'audience

Central African Republic: Make Justice a Priority

New Government Should Quickly Establish Special Court – 21 Central African and international human rights organizations issued a statement today calling on the new president of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, to make justice for grave international crimes a top priority for his government. President Touadéra was sworn in on March 30, 2016, and his new government took office on April 11.

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22 April 2016

Community dialogue organized in Pabo about the Kwoyelo case

Thomas Kwoyelo case: heeding victims’ voices

Northern Uganda is currently the scene of two significant ongoing trials: Thomas Kwoyelo and Dominic Ongwen are both facing Justice for the international crimes they allegedly committed as ex-Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commanders. In this context, Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) and the Foundation for Justice and Development Initiatives (FJDI) are providing assistance to victims to promote their participation. The activities confirmed that affected communities wish to follow and be informed about the course of both trials.

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25 March 2016

Uganda: LRA victims react to the first hearings in the Case against D. Ongwen

While the ICC just confirmed the charges against D. Ongwen, ASF shares views from the victims on the prosecution of the alleged Commander of the Lord Resistance Army. During a two-day live screening held in January 2016 by ASF and the Justice and Reconciliation Project in Gulu, Northern Uganda, victims and affected local communities had the opportunity to follow the pre-trial hearings taking place in The Hague, where the ICC is based. Participants and victims were able to react to the hearings and expressed their views and feelings concerning the role of justice and the fight against impunity more generally.

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