Reports and Documents

(listed by topic)

           (listed by author)

This selection of reports and documents does not imply an endorsement of the views expressed in any of these sources.

Question of the impunity of perpetrators of human rights violations (civil and political). Revised final report prepared by Mr. L. Joinet
The Set of Principles to combat impunity. Report of the independent expert Diane Orentlicher. (pdf)
  -Updated Set of principles for the protection and promotion of human rights through action to combat impunity. Addendum to the report of the independent expert Diane Orentlicher. (pdf)
The Rule of Law and Transitional Justice in conflict and post-conflict societies. Report of the Secretary-General (2004) (pdf)
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (pdf)
• Politorbis No. 50, 12/2010: Dealing with the Past (pdf)
Impacto de la justicia transicional en la construcción de la democracia en América Latina. Dealing with the Past - Series 3/2007. (sp) (pdf)
La justice transitionnelle dans le monde francophone: état des lieux. Dealing with the Past - Series 2/2007. (fr) (pdf)
Dealing with the Past and Transitional Justice: Creating Conditions for Peace, Human Rights and the Rule of Law. Dealing with the Past - Series 1/2006. (pdf)

• Avruch, Kevin, Beatriz Vejarano (2001): Truth and Recociliation Commissions: A Review Essay and Annoted Bibliography. Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) of George Mason University. (pdf)
• Kellerhals, Andreas (2007): Archives et droits de l’homme: Traiter le passé, préparer le futur (fr)
• UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (2009): The right to the truth. A/HCR/12/19. (pdf)
  — (2006): Rule-of-Law Tools for Post-Conflict States: Truth Commissions. (pdf)

• UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (2006): Mapping the Justice Sector. (pdf)
  —: Monitoring Legal Systems. (pdf)
  —: Prosecution Initiatives. (pdf)
  —: Maximizing the legacy of Hybrid Courts. (pdf)

• De Feyter, K./Parmentier S./Bossuyt M./Lemmens P. (eds.): Out of the Ashes - Reparation for victims of gross and systematic human rights violation. Intersentia, Antwerpen - Oxford.
• Maiese, Michelle (2003): The Importance of Compensation
• Rubio-Marín, Ruth (ed.): What happened to the women? Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations. ICTJ, Advancing Transitional Justice Series.
• UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (2008): Reparations programmes. (pdf)
• UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2003): The right to a remedy and reparation for victims of violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. (pdf)
• UN Special Rapporteur Mr. M. Cherif Bassiouni, Final Report (2000): The right to restitution, compensation and rehabilitation for victims of gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms. (pdf)

• Azed, Arezou/Mayer-Rieckh, Alexander/Rumin, Serge (2009): Census and Identification of Security Personnel after Conflict, A Tool for Practicioners. International Center for Transitional Justice. (pdf)
• Davis, Laura (2009): Transitional Justice and Security System Reform. (pdf)
• De Greiff, Pablo/Duthie,Roger (eds.)(2009): Transitional Justice and Development: Making Connections. ICTJ, Advancing Transitional Justice Series.
• Mayer-Rieckh, Alexander/De Greiff, Pablo (eds.): Justice as Prevention - Vetting Public Employees in Transitional Societies. ICTJ, Advancing Transitional Justice Series.
• UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (2006): Vetting: An Operational Framework. (pdf)

• Nahla Valji, with Romi Sigsworth and Anne Marie Goetz (2012): A Window of Opportunity: Making Transitional Justice Work for Women. 2nd Edition. English French Arabic (pdf)
• Nahla Valji (2012): Guidance Note on Gender and Transitional Justice Programming. Updated and reviewed. UNIFEM. English (pdf)
•UN WOMEN, UNDP: Reparations, Development and Gender. Conference Report. English Arabic (pdf)