Trump Administration to close the Office of Global Justice

The Trump Administration has recently announced that it will be closing the Office of Global Justice, a Clinton-era State Department agency. The Office is tasked with “advis[ing] the Secretary of State and the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights on issues related to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. In particular, the Office helps formulate U.S. policy on the prevention of, responses to, and accountability for mass atrocities. To this end, the Office advises U.S. Government and foreign governments on the appropriate use of a wide range of transitional justice mechanisms, including truth and reconciliation commissions, lustrations, and reparations, in addition to judicial processes”.

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