In Focus

ICTJ releases of three short documentaries about the work of civil society organizations in Colombia intent on revealing the truth about the impact of the country's armed conflict.

As peace talks advance between the Government of Colombia and the FARC guerilla group, an essential element of negotiations is how best to examine the truth about violence and abuses committed during the armed conflict. On February 25, 2015, the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Kofi Annan Foundation will host a conference in Bogotá, titled “Truth Commissions and Peace Processes: International Experiences and Challenges for Colombia.”

In this edition of the ICTJ Forum, Marcie Mersky, ICTJ’s Director of Programs weighs in on transitional justice developments in Guatemala: the work of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), the conclusion of the trials of Spanish Embassy attacks, and the pending case against former president Rios Montt on charges of genocide.

Ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Bosnia Herzegovina, ICTJ's Communications Director, Refik Hodzic, asks the leader of the Catholic Church to actively contribute to "a genuine reckoning needed for a genuine peace" in a society still stuck in the past, even 20 years after the war.

In this op-ed, ICTJ President David Tolbert explains why ignoring Boko Haram will only enable it to commit more atrocities. He argues that Nigeria’s government and the international community must learn the lessons of the LRA and act immediately to save lives and bring perpetrators to justice.

ICTJ hosts human rights scholar Michael Ignatieff and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein for an online debate whether the international community is abandoning the fight against impunity.