International Center for Transitional Justice: In Focus – The Pursuit of Justice in Sri Lanka

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September 2017

In Focus

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Divided by Years of Conflict, Sri Lankans Have Yet to See the Promise of Justice Fulfilled Divided by Years of Conflict, Sri Lankans Have Yet to See the Promise of Justice FulfilledWhere does transitional justice stand in Sri Lanka? Kelli Muddell, Director of ICTJ’s Gender Justice Program, explores the country’s contested historical narratives.

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Upcoming Events

October 09 – 13, 2017

Negotiating Peace and Justice: ICTJ’s 2017 Intensive Course on Transitional Justice and Peace ProcessesLocation: Barcelona, SpainView Details

November 07 – 08, 2017

The Interface of National Security and Humanitarian Law in Situations of Low-Intensity Armed Conflict / High Intensity EmergencyLocation: Ulster University, Jordanstown campus View Details

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