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We work side by side with victims to obtain acknowledgment and redress for massive human rights violations, hold those responsible to account, reform and build democratic institutions, and prevent the recurrence of violence or repression.

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Advancing Victims’ Rights and Rebuilding Just Communities: Local Strategies for Achieving Reparation as a Part of Sustainable Development

This comparative study examines strategies used by local actors to help operationalize reparations for victims of widespread human rights violations, while highlighting the synergies betw...

International Conference in Bogotá and New ICTJ Report Explore Local Strategies for Advancing Reparation as Part of Sustainable Development

Bogota, November 23, 2023—On November 28, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) will host an international conference to explore the synergies between reparations and s...

ICTJ Cohosts a National Event to Enhance Victims’ Participation in Ethiopia’s Transitional Justice Process

Addis Ababa, November 23, 2023—The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and the Consortium of Ethiopian Human Rights Organizations (CEHRO) are cohosting a national event ...

When Will We Learn? The Crimes of War in Israel and Gaza

On October 7, the world watched in horror as members of the militant group Hamas slaughtered over 1,400 Israelis, most of whom were civilians including children and the elderly, in a prem...

AU and EU Launch Joint Initiative to Foster Implementation of Africa’s Continental Transitional Justice Policy Through ICTJ-Led Consortium

Addis Ababa, October 25, 2023—The African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) have officially launched a three-year project to support AU member states as they incorporate the African ...
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Side by Side with Victims

ICTJ provides advice, support, and technical assistance to victims, members of civil society, and state and international actors committed to justice. In the fast-changing world, ICTJ is continually evolving and adapting its methodology to develop innovative solutions to emerging problems, advance its mission, and achieve justice for victims of human rights violations.

ICTJ employs 57 international permanent staff from diverse professional backgrounds.
Over 80% of our partners reported improved ability to pursue justice.
ICTJ convened about 4,000 participants in at least 200 capacity building activities.
Helped more than 1000 victims and citizens participate in over 70 convenings with policymakers.
ICTJ contributed significantly to at least 20 policies to address and repair legacies of massive abuses.

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