Video Series

In the past decade, countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have experienced tremendous political upheaval and, in many cases, brutal conflict. To assist these countries as they emerge from these violent situations, the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation (GIJTR) at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience has implemented a variety of memory and memorialization programs to respond to local needs in MENA, filling the gaps left by the limited timeframes and scope of formal transitional justice and judicial mechanisms. As a product of this effort, GIJTR has built a transitional justice community of local populations, practitioners and policy makers in the region that share ground-breaking models, emphasize peer learning, and place local communities at the center of their projects.

To this end, GIJTR is pleased to share the following video series featuring practitioners throughout the MENA region and international experts discussing key components and challenges of transitional justice. For more information about the program, please contact Ereshnee Naidu, Senior Director, Global Transitional Justice Initiative, at

The video project was generously supported by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX).


Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation
Elizabeth Silkes
Executive Director
International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

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Mustapha Bouchachi
Former President
Algerian League of Human Rights

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Emad Mubarak
Executive Director
Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression
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Khalaf Abd Alsamad
Member of the Iraqi Parliament and Secretary General of the Martyrs Institution
Firdaws Society
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Mohamed Essabar
General Secretary
National Council for Human Rights
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Diyab Sirriyah
Project Director
The Day After
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Leila Haddad
Human Rights Lawyer
Martyrs and Wounded of the Revolution
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Abdul Hakim Al-Offairi
Acting Director
Partners Yemen
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