Justice. Truth. Dignity.

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.

The Road to Acknowledgment in Colombia

On June 21-23, Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction of Peace (JEP) held its first acknowledgment hearing on the taking hostages, serious deprivation of liberty, and other concurrent crimes (kn...

On the Heels of Commissioners’ Trip to New York, Optimism for Colombia’s Peace Process

With the inauguration of Colombia’s new president last month, optimism for the country’s ongoing transitional justice process is at a high. Newly elected President Gustavo Petro has stron...

Grappling with a Violent Past, Lebanese Youth Help Preserve Truth and Memory

In Lebanon, in the absence of an overarching curriculum, young people are growing up with scant knowledge of the country’s history. Young people want to understand the war so that they ca...

Achieving a Delicate Balance: Victim Participation in International and Domestic Criminal Proceedings

The role of victim participation in international criminal proceedings, whether in international, hybrid, or national courts, has long been a matter of public deliberation among criminal ...

ICTJ Organizes U.S. Visit for Syrian Advocates for the Detained and Disappeared

Qutaiba Idlbi and Nousha Kabawat As part of its ongoing efforts to support Syrian civil society organizations seeking to end enforced disappearances in Syria, ICTJ organized a visit to t...
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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.

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

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