The missing and transitional justice: the right to know and the fight against impunity

The authors look at the ways in which transitional justice mechanisms may support the right of families to know the fate of their relatives, and how work to resolve the missing persons issue can be reconciled with an effective fight against impunity.

About the authors

Monique Crettol

Monique Crettol is adviser with the Central Tracing Agency and Protection Division of the ICRC.

Anne-Marie La Rosa
International consultant on global governance

Anne-Marie La Rosa, PhD, DES, LLB, is a former Senior Officer of the International Labour Organization and the ICRC. She teaches and has published extensively in international humanitarian law, international criminal law and transitional justice, including on processes related to the missing.