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Nov
26
2008
Speech
This conference on constitutionalism in Africa presents us with more evidence of the increasingly important role constitutions are playing as crucial building blocks for democracy throughout the world. Today we are witnesses to the fact that the nature of...
Mar
04
2008
Speech
The intense period of political change across the globe since the end of the Cold War and in conjunction with the post-September 11 environment has brought new challenges and demands to our understanding of what it means to engage in democracy building in...
Feb
06
2008
Speech
The Rome Statute which established the Court entered into force in July 2002. This was a high point following a concerted effort by the nations of the world to address impunity at the international level. The international community played a significant role...
Feb
06
2008
Speech
The heart of the report Reconciliation and Traditional Justice After Violent Conflict is a series of case studies – of Uganda, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Rwanda, Mozambique and Liberia - using an agreed common methodology of assessment and approach. These...
Feb
06
2008
Speech
The publication we are launching today, Traditional Justice and Reconciliation After Violent Conflict is the product of a near two-year comparative study undertaken by International IDEA with the kind support of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign...
Feb
06
2008
Speech
Since the early nineties, the world is witnessing an unprecedented momentum in the development or regeneration of international instruments and mechanisms to tackle gross violations of human rights. There is a proliferation of international tribunals since...
Feb
06
2008
Speech
Transitional justice paradigms have moved from a de facto dichotomy (amnesty versus trials) to multiple conceptions of justice after transition. Diane Orentlicher, the United Nations’ independent expert on combating impunity, recently wrote: ‘Given the...
Jan
29
2008
Speech
Democracy assistance has grown enormously in the volume of expenditure since 1989, but until recently there has been little assessment of what works and what doesn’t. Partnership for democracy building is based on support for a process which is fundamentally...
Nov
27
2007
Speech
It is a paradox that while democracy today commands strong support of people all over the world, including those living in non-democratic countries, key democratic actors are actually widely disrespected. This is a challenge for democracy, and one that is...
Oct
24
2007
Speech
"Why has diversity become such a popular theme? It has always existed, both in human society and in a way, in each of us, as individuals and products of the most obvious, “primordial” diversity – the diversity between a woman and a man. We use the term...
Oct
23
2007
Speech
"This paper offers initial reflections on the pertinent and timely questions raised by the Conference background document. It is based on the awareness that the topic, though increasingly studied and discussed in academic and political circles alike, has not...
Oct
22
2007
Speech
Electoral assistance can be defined today as the legal, technical and logistic support provided to electoral laws, processes and institutions.