The Dirty War

by Lance Fokine and Matthew Merrill

The Transitional Justice Network invited Damian Pachter to discuss the case of Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Pachter, a former reporter for the Buenos Aires Herald, was living in Buenos Aires and fled to Israel after breaking the news regarding the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

In 1976, the Argentine Military rose to power and installed a Military Junta, which lasted until 1983. During the Junta, the Argentine population was gripped with terror as <Read More>

A Hazy Memory in Poland

by Taaha Malik and Trevor Taylor

Poland has historically been the epicenter of various conflicts and disputes, and is certainly no stranger to global adversity. From years of subjugation at the hands the Russian Empire, to being the victim of Hitler’s first major conquest in Europe at the outbreak of World War II, Poland knows what it means to struggle for liberty, equality, and a fair position in the global arena. It is precisely because of these <Read More>

Dr. Iavor Rangelov – Resurgent Nationalism: Is Law an Answer?

Written by Esther Fernando

The Transitional Justice Network held a discussion at New York Law School earlier this year with Dr. Iavor Rangelov, Global Security Research Fellow at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Dr. Rangelov highlighted the relationship between key concepts of nationalism and the goals of international law.

Dr. Rangelov started off the discussion with an insight on his book Nationalism and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Balkans and Beyond (Cambridge University Press 2014), which focuses <Read More>

How to Treat a Lady: Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in the 21st Century

Written by Mehgan Gallagher

The issue of gender equality has long perplexed me. Why is it that women are so respected in some ways, yet still treated like second-class citizens in other respects? For example, in some cultures women are considered spiritual creatures; for centuries, men have stood up when women enter a room out of respect, yet women all over the world, even in the 21st century face barriers that men do not. Laws from voting rights to martial rape and <Read More>

India’s Issue with Violence Against Women

In December 2012, a 23-year old female medical student was returning home in South Delhi, India after watching a movie with a friend. On her bus ride home, she was beaten and gang raped by six men on the bus, including the bus driver. The victim was then thrown off of the moving bus. She spent two weeks in critical condition, after which she died from her injuries. This incident sparked national and international outrage and protests regarding the shortcomings <Read More>