It is entirely unprecedented to have a sitting head of government admitting to ongoing genocide. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during ceremonies at the release of the MMIWG report in Gatineau, on June 3.
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Political scientists concern themselves with ideas of democracy. Now that Canada's PM has accepted the finding of genocide, this changes how and what political scientists need to discuss.
Police protect a judicial complex where former FARC rebel leader Seuxis Hernandez was standing trial on May 20, 2019. The former peace negotiator has been arrested on drug charges and is now fighting extradition to the United States.
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Colombia's new president opposes the 2016 peace deal with the FARC guerrillas. As trust between the government and militants erodes, at least 1,700 former insurgents have returned to armed struggle.
A mural in Bogside in Derry/Londonderry near the site of the events of Bloody Sunday.
Why a broad amnesty for Northern Ireland's Troubles remains unlikely.
In this October 1998 photo, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu dance after Tutu handed over the final report of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Pretoria.
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Wherever there is an ugly, unresolved injustice pulling at the fabric of a society, there is an opportunity to haul it out in public and deal with it through a truth commission.
A young Indigenous boy waits to dance after the Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver in September 2017. The election of the Justin Trudeau government in 2015 seems to have fuelled a shift in how Indigenous people are described in the media.
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The election of Justin Trudeau in 2015 has coincided with a shift in language in the media -- the term 'Aboriginal' has been increasingly replaced by the term 'Indigenous.' Here's why.
Rwandan students on grounds of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village near Rwamagana, in Rwanda., 2014.
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Is it always good to talk about violent pasts? Sixty Rwandan youths participated in a research project that aimed to understand the perspectives of people born of rapes committed during the genocide
Colten Boushie’s uncle, Alvin Baptiste, and his brother Jace Boushie address demonstrators gathered outside of the courthouse in North Battleford, Sask.,on Feb.10, 2018.
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It's time for an overhaul of the justice system in Canada: How juries are selected, how Indigenous victims are treated and to challenge embedded racism within police forces and courts.
Get a move on.
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Some of the crucial mechanisms meant to deliver peace in Colombia have yet to be set up.
It's still unclear whether Zimbabwe will manage an effective transition to participatory democracy and freedom. And the current signs are not encouraging.
By engaging a broad base of people on a popular level, film has a much more immediate and visceral impact than formal lustration proceedings.
Before the Rain (1994)
Cinema can be instrumental in opening up dialogue on collective culpability for the past. Manchevski’s Before the Rain and Angelopoulos’ Ulysses’ Gaze are perfect examples of this.
What has the Chilcot Inquiry actually achieved? Here's what the experts had to say.
Relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq protest outside Sir John Chilcot’s press conference.
Compared with other attempts to mend deep wounds after wars and conflicts, the Chilcot Report falls depressingly short.
Lest we forget: Omar Torrijos’s mausoleum.
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The junta that governed Panama from 1968 to 1989 was hardly Latin America's deadliest. But that doesn't mean it was benign.
Resolution and reconciliation following major conflicts takes time, has many dimensions, and takes place at all levels of society.
Indonesia needs a combination of retributive and restorative justice for the reconciliation of the 1965-66 anti-communist killings.
Dale una oportunidad a la paz.
Colombia has set up a new peace process to secure justice for hundreds of thousands of victims of the FARC. But it's tried and failed at this approach before.
If only Desmond Tutu were here…
Return of the Jedi saw Emperor Palpatine's regime brought crashing down – but the hard peace-building work to save the galaxy from a relapse was clearly never done.
Now becoming a saint…
The canonization of an 18th century Spanish priest is causing controversy given the suffering of Native Americans in California's missions. But there's a bigger issue at stake here for the church.
Estela de Carlotto’s victory for human rights.
For 36 years, Estela Barnes de Carlotto, one of Argentina’s leading human rights campaigners, has searched tirelessly for her missing grandson. On August 5, she announced that he had finally been found…
The issue of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission has generated much public debate and some apprehension…what this issue raises is how we deal with a past that contained gross violations of human rights…