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The Color of Justice: Transitional Justice and the Legacy of Slavery and Racism in the United States

April 26, 2021

This briefing paper examines how transitional justice approaches can guide the discussion around dismantling systemic racism in the United States to focus on root causes of violence and racial injustice. Drawing from relevant experiences internationally and within the United States, it provides ideas for what steps can be taken to advance acknowledgment, redress harms linked to the legacy of slavery, reform institutions, and prevent future recurrences.

Progress and Challenges at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

November 1, 2009

Outlines important preparations the court needs to undertake in order to carry out its mandate to secure justice for Khmer Rouge crimes, and provides recommendations to the United Nations and Cambodian agencies on steps to improve the court's performance.

Memory and Justice: Confronting Past Atrocity and Human Rights Abuse

August 1, 2008

This report examines the development of the movement to deal with the past from approximately 1983 to 2008 with an emphasis on the impact of Ford Foundation support, particularly from the Andean Region and Southern Cone office since the early 1990s. How has this support to various organizations mattered? How has it made a difference? Moving beyond the contribution of the Ford Foundation, the report also examines the ways in which dealing with the past has become characterized by a proliferation of activities and initiatives, as well as the creation of new institutions.The report draws on more than a dozen interviews, written correspondence with a selection of key actors, Ford Foundation grant files, an earlier consultancy report written by Professor Peter Winn, and eight commissioned papers on dealing with the past in specific countries or areas of interest.