Human Rights & War Crimes

Known as a holiday paradise for the rich and famous the Maldives under President Gayoum nonetheless harboured some dark secrets. During a 2007 visit Juliana and filmmaker Dom Rotheroe dived straight into the island’s dark underbelly and found a heroin epidemic, a suppressed democratic movement, and a police force accused of killings.

A 2003 investigation into the forced sterilisation campaign under the Fujimori dictatorship in Peru led Juliana’s team to discover undisclosed documents proving this was a concerted government campaign against indigenous people – they were rewarded with a nomination for the Amnesty International Award.

State forces too were held responsible for killings in the little known northern Caucasus Republic of Karbadino Balkaria where a conflict between Muslim insurgents and the Russian government has largely avoided outside scrutiny. When Juliana visited the region to explore a series of laws passed to curb the freedom of journalists and NGOs she found a population deeply traumatised by conflict.

Her special interest in the psychological impact of conflict earned her the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma Ochberg Fellowship in 2010.

SRI LANKA: WAR CRIMES

A United Nations investigation panel says both the government and Tamil Tigers are to blame.

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BOSNIA’S BROKEN PROMISES

Tells the story of the war’s rape victims who continue their battle for justice 17 years after the war has ended

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MALDIVES RISING

Human rights violations, drug epidemic and a rise in religious parties in a tourist paradise desperate for democratic reform

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SRI LANKA: HOW THE EAST WAS WON

The price of war against the Tamil Tigers in the east of the country

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RUSSIA: PUTIN’S LAW

Investigates the effect of controversial new legislation on the conflict in the Republic of Kabardino Balkaria

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PERU: NOTHING PERSONAL

An investigation revealing a forced sterilization campaign of Peru’s Indian population carried out by the Fujimori government

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