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Kenya, a country that is a vital ally against the Islamist militancy in the region and has sent 5,000 troops to Somalia as part of the western backed force. The only problem is the newly elected Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, is facing charges against humanity at the International Criminal Court.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at Transitional Justice Watch
When we think about administrating justice, we sometimes place limitations on its deliverance, these limitations are called statue of limitation. According to the statue of limitations there is a certain time limit on prosecuting a person for a crime they might have committed many years ago. The news article I... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at Transitional Justice Watch
In a recent Al Jazeera news article there were reports of massacres carried out by the government and the rebel forces. According to the news article “Government forces and militia members loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stormed the coastal village on Thursday, killing between 50 and 100 people including... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2013 at Transitional Justice Watch
Transitional Justice is a term used to describe a post conflict period that encompasses accountability for crimes committed. We live in a globalizing world, anything happening thousands of miles away is reported to us by CNN or social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Still when it comes to hundreds... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Transitional Justice Watch
The field of transitional justice heavily depends on data gathered by NGO’s or international organizations, such as the United Nations. In many cases the data that is retrieved represents a small portion of the whole. In the age of information and Arab Springs, we have seen tyrant regimes take precautions... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Transitional Justice Watch
This Wednesday, I had the opportunity to sit down with Prof. Jack Snyder from Columbia University. Professor Snyder is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations in the political science department and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. He has authored many books... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at Transitional Justice Watch
I went to a great event today hosted by Transitional-Justice Network at New York Law School. Professor Ruti Teitel, a leading authority on transitional justice, chaired the event and the guest speaker was Habib Nassaar, director of Middle East and North Africa at PILnet. Mr. Nassar has 15 years of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Transitional Justice Watch
The Russian government has come a long way from the Soviet years to a democratic nation it is today. But, there are a few issues from its Soviet past it must confront in order to move forward democratically. It must exercise the influence it has and play a more active... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Transitional Justice Watch
Welcome Everyone, I just spent a couple of hours in a classroom at NYU with Chris Vein and Beth Noveck. Wow, i can say that I am truly inspired by the discussions that took place. A appetizer for thought, what does Opening Government mean to you? Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at Transitional Justice Watch
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