The Open Society Justice Initiative has released a report titled Options for Justice: A Handbook for Designing Accountability Mechanisms for Grave Crimes. It is a handbook that studies investigative mechanisms designed to deliver accountability in the aftermath of a conflict, and takes a detailed look at their design and impact.
Extensive research, involving dozens of interviews conducted with survivors, lawyers, judges, and other officials went into the writing of Options for Justice. In total, the report analyses 33 different justice mechanisms, from high-profile international courts including the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), to the gacaca courts of Rwanda, to mechanisms with a broader mandate that includes corruption, as in Guatemala. Options for Justice appears relevant to all those interested in studying justice for mass atrocity crimes, or becoming involved with legal work relevant to that field.
To learn more about Options for Justice and to download extracts of the report itself, click the following link:
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Text source: www.opensocietyfoundations.org – May 2018