Transitional Justice

The Transitional Justice process truly begins with the establishment of the Truth and Dignity Commission. Archives of the political police, victims and their families testifying publically, major human rights violations coming to light... this work of digging up truth and pursuing accountability is a necessary step to move forward.

Kamel Matmati: When state secrets are buried with the victim

| 11 July 2018 | 20 minutes

“A few days ago, one of the accused fled to France.”It’s July 10th, 2018, and lawyer Mokhthar Jemai stands livid in a Gabes courtroom. He has just informed the judge that Ali Boussetta, one of the main defendants in the disappearance of Kamel Matmati (the militant islamist last seen in October 1991) is on the run. Several witnesses claim to have seen Boussetta at the first hearing of the case. But now, a body is still not found, defendants are at liberty, and this case hopes to make history. 

Transitional Justice: When Victims tell their Stories

| 06 July 2015 | 15 minutes

Repression and injustice during the years of dictatorship touched thousands of lives. Four of the people who went to the Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) to submit their cases retrace their journeys.