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.

'All Our Tears': The Lingering Consequences of War in the Western Balkans

The photography exhibition “All Our Tears” weaves together the stories of victims from the wars in the Western Balkan region in the 1990s. It consists of photographs taken by four photogr...

Macro-Criminality and the Case of Colombia: ICTJ Translates Herbert Jäger’s Seminal Work into Spanish

Colombia’s justice system has long grappled with how to address massive human rights violations committed during the 50-year internal armed conflict. The sheer volume of crimes has made i...

ICTJ Writing Contest Invites Young Migrants to Share Their Stories

New York, September 18, 2023—The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) is pleased to announce the “Overseas: Writing Contest,” an open call for young migrants originally ...

New Report Proposes Victim-Centered Strategies for Integrating Transitional Justice into the Sustainable Development Agenda

New York, September 18, 2023—In advance of this week’s pivotal 2023 SDG Summit, the Working Group on Transitional Justice and SDG16+ has released a new report underscoring the contributio...

Finding a Shared Truth and Justice in Kosovo

More than 20 years after the end of the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, Kosovo is still contending with unresolved ethnic tensions. Formerly an autonomous region of Serbia within the former Y...
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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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