Today, a dangerous message is being sent to Guatemala’s internal armed conflict (1) survivors and human rights defenders, as the global attention span slowly drifts away from the country’s transitional justice efforts and the fight against impunity.
Colombia is breaking new ground in addressing SGBV crimes committed during its 50-year conflict. A special court, the JEP, has been given an initial 15-year mandate to investigate and prosecute the conflict’s worst crimes.
Applying child rights expertise to investigations in armed conflict can bring about more immediate impact for both girls and boys, agreed panellists at an event hosted 30 January by Justice Rapid Response at the UN in New York.
In the space of one week, the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Guatemala presented charges against four senior military officials for genocide and crimes against humanity inflicted on the Maya Ixil population, marking a milestone for this indigenous community’s search for justice.
We are pleased to inform you of our Call for Nominations for the upcoming JRR Expert Roster Recruitment Course on Investigation of International Crimes Against Children, to be held 1-5 March 2021 in The Hague.