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Book Launch: Customary Justice and Rule of Law in War-Torn Societies

Book Launch: Customary Justice and Rule of Law in War-Torn Societies

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012 / Time: 4:30am - 6:00am

Customary Justice and Rule of Law in War-Torn Societies presents seven in-depth case studies that take a broad interdisciplinary approach to the study of the justice system.  USIP brought together policymakers and practitioners to discuss the ways in which recent rule of law innovations plays a role in resolving many justice reform issues. Read the event coverage, Customary Law Plays Critical Role in Countries in Conflict, Experts Say

Transitional Justice, Community Reconstruction, and Citizenship in Postwar Guatemala

Date: Friday, July 31, 2009 / Time: 6:00am - 7:30am

 Since the internal armed conflict in Guatemala ended in 1996, millions of dollars have been spent on transitional justice, but the state's efforts to create an effective justice system have largely failed -- obliging many Guatemalans to create their own coping mechanisms for war-time atrocities, and severely limiting the effectiveness of ongoing transitional justice efforts.