Panel Discussions - Monday, May 16, 2011
Tunisia Envoy Jomaa: "Transitional Justice is Needed Now"
"There is a strong belief that transitional justice is needed now, both to demonstrate a real break with the past, but also to make sure that a new Tunisia is built on a solid foundation of respect for the rule of the law that includes accountability of its leaders, current and former," said Ambassador Ghazi Jomaa of Tunisia at a May 16th panel discussion at IPI.
Ambassador Jomaa was joined on the panel by Mokhtar Trifi, President of the Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LTDH); Habib Nassar, Acting Director, Middle East and North Africa, The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ); and Marcie Mersky, Senior Advisor, Program Office, ICTJ.
The discussion focused on how Tunisia's interim government should hold former leaders accountable for past actions, and how best to address the needs and experiences of victims.
"Justice must be comprehensive and should include reparations for the victims and communities who were particularly oppressed," Ambassador Jomaa said. "The interim government in Tunisia has already offered reparation to the victims of the recent uprising and their families. But, in many cases, material reparation proved irrelevant as long as perpetrators were not indicted. As a matter of fact, some families refused to receive any reparations, insisting instead that perpetrators should be brought to justice first."
The event's moderator was Warren Hoge, IPI Vice President for External Relations.
The event was co-hosted by IPI and The International Center for Transitional Justice.
The Global Observatory
Key Global Events to Watch in September
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
August 25, 2014
High-Level Forum Examines Lessons of 1814 and 1914 for Today
2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One and the bicentenary of the opening of the Congress of Vienna–two dates that profoundly shaped the course of history.
August 05, 2014
Accra Meeting Examines Effective Governance in Challenging Environments
Despite undeniable progress, the continuous peace and security reverses witnessed across Africa illustrate the persistent gap that exists between aspirational good governance norms and principles and their actual implementation.
July 17, 2014
EU and UN Seek Ways to Improve Cooperation in Peacekeeping
The European Union is among the strongest supporters of UN peacekeeping missions around the globe, but the growing challenges faced by UN-led operations have raised the need for better EU-UN cooperation, both on the ground and at the planning level.