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countries emerging from a violent past.
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Impunity Watch promotes accountability for past atrocities in countries emerging from a violent past. We work together with national civil society groups to produce research-based policy advice, monitor levels of impunity and advocate for tailored policy solutions.


Changing the Face of Justice: The Sepur Zarco Case
The report Changing the Face of Justice: the Keys to the Strategic Litigation of the Sepur Zarco Case, reveals the bravery of the mayan q’eqchi’ women and the historic value of the Sepu...
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Anniversary of the Conviction of Rios Montt
It has been four years to the day, since Guatemala's former dictator José Efraín Ríos Montt was convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity. His trial and sentencing ...
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A Call to Action: Congolese Civil Society Declaration on TJ in the DRC
From 4-5 May 2017, the Congolese Coalition for Transitional Justice and Impunity Watch hosted an advocacy forum in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A group of twenty-eight Congolese civil ...
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New Website to Monitor the Independence of the Judiciary in Guatemala
Our office in Guatemala has launched a new website to monitor the independence of the judiciary.   The Observatory of Judicial Independence is a tool to monitor and analyse permanent...
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The State of the Transitional Justice Field in the DRC
Impunity Watch a le plaisir de vous annoncer la publication d’un nouveau rapport de recherche intitulé, Justice Transitionnelle en République Démocratique du Congo :...
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Launch Event in Guatemala for the Report on the Sepur Zarco Ligitation Strategy
"Nuestro objetivo fue ser escuchadas como mujeres indígenas, pero también para que lo que nos pasó nunca se repita" Demecia Yat.   El 30 de marzo 2017 en coo...
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Key strategic litigation of the Sepur Zarco Case
El informe "Cambiando el rostro de la justicia Las claves del litigio estratégico del caso Sepur Zarco" rescata la valentía de las mujeres q'eqchí y el valor hist...
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New Video on Sepur Zarco
Impunity Watch has produced a new video on the Sepur Zarco case and the effect the case has had on the women, their communities and justice in Guatemala.    “Cambiando el ...
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A Civil Society Review of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Dealing with the Past and Reconciliation in Kosovo
At the beginning of 2017, the process of developing a National Strategy on Transitional Justice for Kosovo reached a critical juncture; Donor support to the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Deali...
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Members from Chichupac and Neighboring Communities vs. Guatemala
Guatemala City, 21 March 2017.  A delegation of victims from Chichupac, Xeabaj and El tablón communities from Rabinal, Baja Verapaz held a press conference to announce the last judgment...
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Comunicado de Prensa de los Miembros de la Aldea Chichupac y Comunidades Vecinas d el Pueblo Maya Achi de Rabinal y de La Asociacion Bufete Jur i Dico Popular
Ciudad de Guatemala, 21 de marzo de 2017. El día de hoy, una delegación de víctimas de las comunidades de Chichupac, Xeabaj y El Tablón del municipio de Rabinal, Baja Ve...
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Call for ensuring access to justice for victims of the CREOMPAZ case
International organisations call upon the Supreme Court of Guatemala to remove the immunity of Congressman Edgar Ovalle, a former military officer involved in torture, illegal detention and killing...
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Factsheet Molina Theissen case
On Friday 13 January at 8.00 am in Guatemala City at el Juzgado C de Mayor Riesgo, nivel 12 de la Torre de Tribunales the next hearing in the Molina Theissen case will take place. You are cordially...
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Redress for Kenyans after the ICC: Perspectives and possibilities - Side Event ASP
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and Impunity Watch invites you to a panel discussion on redress for Kenyans after the ICC. Wednesday 23 ...
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UNSCR 1325: 1325 NOW #1325Guateya
Guatemala, being a country living in post conflict, is experiencing different forms of violence. The high rates of violence against women and sexual violence requires urgent action. The United Nati...
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Impunity Watch supports the Clean Hands for Justice Campaign in Guatemala
On October 12 in Guatemala, the "Clean Hands" campaign (Manos Limpias) was relaunched to promote integrity and ethics within the judiciary. The campaign is driven by the association of ju...
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Contrasting notions of history and collective memory in Tunisia
As part of its research efforts accompanying the process of transitional justice in Tunisia, the Transitional Justice Barometer Project, a partnership involving Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center...
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Monitoring UN Resolution 1325 in Guatemala
On Thursday September 29th Impunity Watch Guatemala presented its report “Monitoring of the United Nations Resolution 1325 (2000): Guatemala’s situation” to women and human rights...
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Visit of Guatemalan Judges to the Netherlands, 18-21 September 2016
From September 18th to October 4th a delegation of four prestigious judges from Guatemala will be visiting the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden to meet with politicians, judges associations and civil...
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In the Shadow of Politics: Victim Participation in the Kenyan ICC Cases - New IW Research Report
Impunity Watch (IW) is pleased to announce the publication of a new research report “In the Shadow of Politics: Victim Participation in the Kenyan ICC Cases”. The study critically exami...
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Opening of the trial of the CREOMPAZ case
International organisations celebrate the opening of the trial of the case CREOMPAZ. Read the press release of ASFC, CEJIL, DPLF, GHRC, International Platform Against Impunity, WOLA,  and Impu...
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We Struggle With Dignity: Victims’ Participation in Transitional Justice in Guatemala - New IW Research Report
Impunity Watch (IW) is pleased to announce the publication of a new research report “We Struggle With Dignity: Victims’ Participation in Transitional Justice in Guatemala”. The re...
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The victim zone and collective reparation in Tunisia: “So rich and yet so poor….”
As part of its research efforts accompanying the process of transitional justice in Tunisia, the Transitional Justice Barometer Project, a partnership involving Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center...
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Scoping Study "Transitional Justice Practice: Looking Back, Moving Forward"
Impunity Watch is pleased to announce the publication of a new research report entitled “Transitional Justice Practice: Looking Back, Moving Forward.” Authored by Vasuki Nesiah, and pro...
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Monitoring Resolution 1325 in Guatemala
United Nations Security Council Resolution, UNCSR, 1325 underlines the responsibility that States have to end impunity and to trial those responsible of any type of violence against women and girls...
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Victim Participation and Transitional Justice in Cambodia: the case of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)
Impunity Watch is pleased to announce the publication of a new research report, entitled “Victim Participation and Transitional Justice in Cambodia: the case of the Extraordinary Chambers in ...
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Caso Molina Theissen: oportunidad histórica para encontrar justicia 35 años después
Ciudad de Guatemala, Washington, D.C. y San José, 18 de abril de 2016.- Mañana tendrá lugar una nueva audiencia en el proceso judicial sobre la desaparición forzada de M...
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Burundi’s TRC officially launched: but will victims participate?
On 4 March 2016, in Kayanza in the country’s north, Burundi’s President officially launched the operational phase of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and its popular awaren...
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International NGO Coalition Urges President Morales to Act Transparently
As a coalition of international human rights groups, we have followed with great interest the selection process for the Guatemalan Constitutional Court (Corte de Constitucionalidad de Guatemala), a...
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Brave women break the silence and impunity in Guatemala
For the first time a Guatemalan court has recognized sexual slavery as a crime against humanity and a weapon of war, applying international human rights standards. The sentence orders reparations m...
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The “Barundikazi” – Burundian Women’s Quest for a Voice in the Peace Process
​The “Barundikazi” – the women and girls of Burundi – have been at the center of the current political and security crisis, as victims, activists and peacebuilders. Th...
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Guatemala Sepur Zarco Trial updates
According to Impunity Watch’s work to promote accountability for past atrocities in countries emerging from a violent past, we have followed closely the development of the Sepur Zarco Case of...
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"One should not rejoice when the neighbour's hut burns" Regional Dynamics Facing the Burundian Crisis
Reflecting on the crisis in Burundi, a Congolese youth in Goma, North Kivu, asserted, “One should not rejoice when the neighbour's hut burns".   This reflection came d...
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First trial for sexual slavery and violence during the armed conflict in Guatemala started: the Sepur Zarco Case
International organizations applaud the initiation of the first trial for sexual slavery and violence during the armed conflict in Guatemala: the Sepur Zarco Case. The Sepur Zarco case trial w...
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Crisis in Burundi: African solutions…?
On the occasion of the 26th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, our latest Briefing Note from Burundi draws on research conducted in the provinces and the wider Great Lakes Region (DRC and Rw...
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International Organisations support the effort of the Public Ministry of Guatemala in cases of Transitional Justice
CEJIL, DPLF, GHRC, IW, International Platform Against Impunity and WOLA raise their voices jointly to demain justice for all serious violation of human rights which go still unpunished to date. We ...
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Brave and thorough action by Guatemala's Public Prosecutor's office and Justice System
Impunity Watch congratulates the Public Prosecutor's Office and the Guatemalan justice system for bravely and consistently combating impunity for crimes of the past and present.  In recent...
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The Special Court for Kosovo: Enhancing societal impact through improved outreach
PAX and Impunity Watch are happy to present its first joint policy note of their 2016-2020 strategic partnership. This policy note abbreviates the substantive evidence base reflected in Impunity Wa...
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