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Relatives of missing persons from Sri Lanka's 26-year long civil war hold their pictures during a meeting in Sri Lanka capital Colombo -- © Amantha Perera/IRIN
This guest blog comes to us from Theo Boutruche, a member of the Harvard Group of Professionals on Monitoring, Reporting and Fact-finding. This post is adapted from a post that was previously published on the author's blog, The Art of Facts. Theo's previous experience includes work as Post-Conflict Legal Adviser at REDRESS, Amnesty International more...
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Humanitarian action is an exercise in triage, requiring strategic planning around enduring constraints in capacity, resources, and operational funding. Impartiality dictates that priority is given to the most urgent cases of distress, whereby the most good is to be made out of the limited resources available. Yet given the large number and scale more...
Amidst difficult peace negotiations in South Sudan, the parties are pitting the pursuit of justice and accountability against the interests of peace, reviving a lingering debate over the role of transitional justice in conflict resolution. In the process, they are jeopardizing both peace and justice, perpetuating a legacy of impunity at the more...

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