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Strategies for citizen advocacy in monitoring processes of election of judges
Impunity Watch presents a policy brief which systematise lessons learnt in processes of election of judges and advocacy strategies of civil society organisations. This policy brief is based on the ...
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Election Processes of Judges in Guatemala and Honduras
Impunity Watch aims to contribute to build better processes for selection and appointment of magistrates in the justice system by presenting an analysis of comparative law process in Guatemala and ...
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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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Conflict Transformation Tools for the Great Lakes Region (Burundi, DRC, Rwanda)
IW (Burundi) is delighted to launch the first in a series of tools for community-based conflict transformation in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. With the collaboration of our partners on the...
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Transitional Justice Barometer: Victim Participation in the TJ process in Tunisia
On behalf of the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York, UK and Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center (KADEM) Tunis, Impunity Watch is very happy to present the first publication ...
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How to address impunity and prevent future violations?
During the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Impunity Watch in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva and the Permanent Representation of the Ki...
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Urgent Call for Action following Side-Event on Brundi in Geneva
Against the background of the current crisis in Burundi, Impunity Watch (IW) organised a Side Event on the margins of the 30th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. The ev...
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Urgent Call for Action: Side-Event Burundi
Urgent call for action: Side-Event Burundi Against the background of the current crisis in Burundi, Impunity Watch (IW) organised a Side Event on the margins of the 30th Regular Session of the ...
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International monitoring of the election process of Judges of the Supreme Court in Honduras
Impunity Watch is happy to share joint press release with other international organisations about international monitoring of the election process of Judges of the Supreme Court in Honduras.
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Achievements in the Fight Against Impunity in Guatemala
Impunity Watch is happy to present a press release signed with a network of international organisations to bring international attention on the achievements related to the fight against impunity in...
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Resignation of Otto Perez Molina is an unprecedented step in the right direction
Resignation of Otto Pérez Molina is an unprecedented step, but for the recovery of democracy in Guatemala much deeper structural reforms are needed, says Impunity Watch. The Guatemalan P...
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Hoop in Guatemala met nieuwe Verkiezingen: VPRO Interview
Guatemala gaat op 6 september naar de stembus om onder andere een nieuwe president te kiezen. De omstandigheden voor deze verkiezingen zijn bijzonder te noemen. Het parlement heeft namelijk op 1 se...
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Great Lakes Dispatches 1: Citizenship in Crisis
Burundi is facing a citizenship crisis as a result of the current political violence that risks escalating into protracted conflict, Impunity Watch warned in a new research report, Burundi : La cit...
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Joint Press Release: Genocide Trial Resumed
The victims of the internal armed conflict, Guatemalan society and the international community are waiting with great anticipation the resumption of the second trial for genocide against the Maya I...
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Impunity Watch directeur duidt de recente ontwikkelingen in Guatemala in Nederlandse media
Marlies Stappers, directeur Impunity Watch is de afgelopen weken door verschillende media in Nederland geïnterviewd over de recente ontwikkelingen in Guatemala. Jarenlang kwamen er weinig opwe...
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Workshop Report: The Case of Memorialisation in Lebanon
Impunity Watch, (IW) in partnership with the Sustainable Democracy Center – Lebanon (SDC), organised an interactive workshop between victims, civil society, and youth representatives of polit...
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Escalation of violence in Burundi as protests continue
Reiterating the concerns expressed in our 28th April 2015 Press Release, Impunity Watch (IW), the Netherlands, is extremely concerned by the violent crackdown on protestors and condemns the brazen ...
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IW: Amidst the current crisis in Burundi we must not forget the victims of 1972
On the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the massacres that took place starting on 29th April 1972 in Burundi, IW stresses that we must not forget the victims of these crimes even amidst the curr...
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Impunity Watch extremely concerned by ongoing violence against protestors, journalists & human rights defenders in Burundi ahead of the upcoming elections
Impunity Watch (IW), the Netherlands, is extremely concerned by the ongoing violent crackdown on protestors and condemns the brazen violation by the authorities of the legitimate right of Burundian...
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IW applauds UN decision to renew the mandate of International Commssion against Impunity in Guatemala
The undersigned human rights organizations welcome the announcement that United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has approved the mandate renewal of the International Commission against Impuni...
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IW Burundi Press Release: International Day for the Right to the Truth
On the occassion of the International Day for the Right to the Truth (24-03-2015), Impunity Watch Burundi recalls the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Burun...
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IW Guatemala: "Los Nuevos Caminos de Cooptacion del Estado"
El 24 de marzo del presente año, Impunity Watch participó en la organización del Foro Público “Los Nuevos Caminos de Cooptación del Estado”, junto con...
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Impunity Watch Honors the Memory of the Victims of the Armed Conflict
On the 25th of February, Impunity Watch (IW) honors the memory of the victims of the armed conflict, and shows respect and solidarity with their families and urges the State of Guatemala to guarant...
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Memorialisation as an Alternative or Complementary TJ Measure - Exchange and Policy Development in Asia
BANGKOK, THAILAND, 7 NOVEMBER 2014 –  Impunity Watch, together with swisspeace and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), is pleased to announce that its event, "...
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Impunity Watch concerned about the exhumations in colline of Zege, in Gitega, Burundi
The situation in Zege follows similar events that took place in Kivyuka in 2013 and more recently in Bururi last November. Each situation concerns the exhumation of human remains during constructio...
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Side-event AU Summit with UN Special Envoy Great Lakes
Impunity Watch as regional research coordinator within the Peace Beyond Borders programme of Oxfam Novib will present their Policy Brief during a Side-Event at the AU Summit taking place in Addis A...
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Women & Youth Agenda for Peace in the Great Lakes
January 2015, Impunity Watch is proud to present a "Youth Agenda for Peace" and a "Women's Agenda for Peace" in the Great Lakes Region of Africa (Burundi, Rwanda, DRC). ...
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Impunity Watch part of consortium to support participatory Transitional Justice process in Tunesia.
Impunity Watch is delighted that the consortium with Centre for Applied Human Rights and Al Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center (KADEM) and IW itself received 2 year research grant from the Nether...
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