Resumen audiencia CIDH Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa/ Summary hearing IHRC ENG
Excerpts from the thematic hearing "Denouncement of gross human rights violations and disappearance of social leaders in Guatemala" during the 169th Session of the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights, organised by AMDE, CUC, Verdad y Vida and Impunity Watch.
Memory for Change
On the 17th of April 1975 the Khmer Rouge seized control of Phom Penh. Cambodia was officially named Democratic Kampuchea with Pol Pot as prime minister. In his effort to set up an agrarian society, millions were forced to leave cities and a quarter of the Cambodian population died of disease, starvation and wanton execution. A new generation of Cambodians are trying to confront a culture of silence.
Memory for Change- Timor-Leste
In 1975 the military regime in Indonesia invaded Timor-Leste. During the 24 years occupation, Suhartos government launched a military campaign that resulted in gross human rights violations. According to the CAVR 180,000 East Timorese died during the occupation, and no one was held accountable.
Memory for Change- Nepal
Nepals armed conflict was launched by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) in 1996 and last until 2006. There has been no formal/ state initiaited process to address victims needs and memorialisation since the end of the conflict. The following interview sheds light on memorialisation as a form of transitional justice in Nepal.
Memory for Change- Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka erupted into conflict in the late 1980s. The Sri Lankan Government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fought and the country suffered waves of displacements and forced disappearances. The war cost the lives of 100,00 people and left thousands unaccounted for.Sri Lankas primary form of TJ has been the LLRC. The implementation of the subsequent National Action Plan has been limited. This is an interview about memorialisation as a form of TJ in Sri Lanka.
Cambiando el Rostro de la Justicia. Las mujeres de Sepur Zarco
Cambiando el Rostro de la Justicia, Las mujeres de Sepur Zarco hace un reconocimiento del trayecto de las mujeres qeqchi en su busqueda de justicia y como este camino abre puertas y se vuelve referente para otras mujeres vÃctimas de violencia sexual durante el conflicto armado interno en Guatemala y el mundo. Refleja cÃ³mo el proceso en sÃ, y la demanda por reparaciones es una forma de dignificar a las mujeres, su palabra, su historia, su voz.