Category Archives: Americas

Colombia’s constrained peace process: how courts alter peace-making

In this post from Open Democracy, Sandra Broda, Courtney Hillebrecht and Alexandra Huneeus present the impact both domestic and international courts have on the local peace-making process in Colombia. The authors illustrate the growing significance of international courts in peace-making and warn of the … Continue reading

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Paraguay: Making headway in Rome Statute implementation

This June, global civil society has called on Paraguay to continue its progress on the implementation of the Rome Statute, setting an important example and precedent for the rest of Latin America. Add your signature to our petition, requesting the … Continue reading

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#GlobalJustice Weekly – Crimes against humanity alleged in Mexico

In Global Justice news last week: Open Society Justice Initiative and five Mexican civil society organizations document and call for justice for alleged crimes against humanity by Mexican government and Zetas drug cartel; the Coalition for the ICC shares experiences at convention on … Continue reading

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Guatemala: Advance bill on national prosecution of ICC crimes

Global civil society is this month calling on Guatemala to advance national legislation to end impunity for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Add your voice to our petition urging Guatemala to join the fight for global justice now.

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Colombia: Will peace accord deliver justice for grave crimes?

On 15 December 2015, negotiators in Colombia published a 75-point plan detailing how justice for grave crimes committed during the country’s 50-year conflict would be implemented as part of a wider peace agreement. Some sectors of civil society have voiced … Continue reading

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