New Internationalist

Justice after genocide ACTION

Issue 385

Key organizations working in the field of international justice, genocide and human rights.

International Center for Transitional Justice www.ictj.org

Helps countries pursue accountability for genocide and mass human rights abuse. Works in societies emerging from repressive rule or armed conflict and in countries where historical injustices or systemic abuse remain unresolved.

Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org

Works to investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. Challenges governments and others to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. Offices in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Brussels, Geneva, Berlin and Toronto.

Amnesty International www.amnesty.org

One of the world’s largest human rights organizations with members and supporters in over 150 countries in every region of the world.

Coalition for the International Criminal Court www.iccnow.org

A 10-year-old network of over 2,000 non-governmental organizations supporting an independent International Criminal Court. In-depth information about the Court and the campaign from around the world.

Documentation Centre for Cambodia www.dccam.org

Cambodia’s unofficial truth commission, dedicated to research and preservation of documentation on crimes during the Khmer Rouge era. Publishes monthly magazine Searching for Truth.

Facing History and Ourselves www.facinghistory.org

US-based group working with teachers and students to study racism, prejudice and anti-Semitism. Hosts workshops, produces course materials and curricula. Goal is for students to make the connection between history and the moral choices they face in their own lives.

Aegis Trust www.aegistrust.org

British-based NGO focusing on genocide prevention and education, especially active in Darfur and Rwanda.

Official sites

International Criminal Court www.icc-cpi.int

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia www.un.org/icty

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda www.ictr.org

The Special Court for Sierra Leone www.sc-sl.org

Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor www.easttimor-reconciliation.org

Recommended Reading

Into the quick of life – the survivors speak A time for machetes – the killers speak Both by J Hatzfeld. Remarkable testimonies from both sides in Rwanda. Serpent’s Tail, 2005.

Gellately and Kiernan, The Spectre of Genocide: mass murder in a historical perspective, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Totten, Parsons and Charny, Century of Genocide, Routledge, 2004.

C Etcheson, After the killing fields: Lessons from the Cambodian Genocide, Praeger, 2005.

P Hayner, Unspeakable Truths: How truth commissions around the world are challenging the past and shaping the future, Routledge, 2001.

Truth & Lies: stories from the TRC in South Africa, J Edelstein, New Press, 2002.

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