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 Ghosts of Racial Violence in Maryland

December 4, 1931, is a night that lives on in the minds of Black residents in Salisbury, Maryland, a small town along the state’s Eastern Shore. That cold winter night, a mob of more than...

In Ukraine, Justice for Victims Is More Than Criminal Accountability

Since Russian armed forces invaded Ukraine in late February 2022, the horrific nature of violence endured by Ukrainian civilians at the hands of Russian soldiers has shocked the world. At...

In Colombia, Precedent Is Set for Acknowledging Past Atrocities

International Center for Transitional Justice The Final Peace Agreement signed in 2016 between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) guerrillas and the Colombian governmen...

Civil Society-Led Truth-Seeking Initiatives: Expanding Opportunities for Acknowledgment and Redress

At a time when truth-seeking and reparations initiatives are taking hold across the United States, this report offers reflections from various civil society-led truth-seeking processes. ...

A Historic Black Community in the United States Resists Erasure

By Sean Yoes On a chilly Saturday night in February, several members of the Brown Grove Preservation Group, gathered at Around the Table, a Black-owned soul food restaurant in nearby Ash...
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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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