In Focus

21/10/2020 - 12/11/2020

The International Center for Transitional Justice is pleased to launch the “Create to Connect” art prize competition, an open call for new and innovative artworks by emerging and mid-career Tunisian artists, or foreign artists based in Tunisia, that explore new visual mediums and innovative formats of artistic creation in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Artists have the power to shed light on the problems we are confronted with at this difficult time and to encourage us to remember those who are suffering.

23/10/2020 - 23/10/2020

George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020, sparking global protests and civil unrest. In partnership with the University of St. Thomas Racial Justice Initiative and Minneapolis NAACP, the University of St. Thomas Law Journal will convene a symposium to examine how lawmakers and the legal profession have responded – and should respond – to demands for change in the wake of Mr. Floyd’s death. ICTJ's Executive Director, Fernando Travesí will be speaking. 


In response to the recent tragic explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020, ICTJ and 14 prominent nongovernmental organizations recently issued a joint statement, demanding immediate action to promote accountability and a new non-sectarian political system in Lebanon. The likely preventable explosion represents another appalling consequence of a dysfunctional sectarian political system that has been in place since the end of the country’s 15-yearlong civil war in 1990 and that has afforded impunity to perpetrators of human rights abuses for decades and entrenched a culture of cronyism and corruption in the country.

Senior Expert, Programs


The political crisis in Venezuela has reached a breaking point. The upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for December 6 threaten to deprive the opposition of its institutional foothold, on which the legitimacy of its demand to establish an interim government rests. Moreover, observers both inside and outside Venezuela have repeatedly warned that the conditions are unsuitable for fair and impartial elections. A political solution now depends on the government backpedaling from its recent refusal to postpone the elections and allowing the European Union to observe them. It also requires the opposition to take a clear stance beyond calling for the removal of the president.

19/10/2020 - 19/10/2020

Join a panel of memory activists, politicians, justice advocates, and international experts to discuss the ways in which international transitional justice experiences can serve as a source of inspiration and guidance for efforts to address racial injustice in the United States.

6/10/2020 - 6/10/2020

How can countries emerging from dictatorship, war, or political transitions hold corrupt ex- rulers accountable, recover their ill-gotten assets, and ensure victims achieve justice and obtain reparations. Contributions from the experts who attended a conference earlier this year allowed the ICTJ to produce a conference report. In this online launch event for the report, ICTJ hopes to further enhance exchanges and strengthen the capacity of the Tunisian authorities directly involved in pursuing accountability, recovering stolen assets and managing these assets for purposes of implementing reparations and achieving development in marginalized regions.