Pablo de Greiff

Pablo De Greiff served as Research Director at ICTJ since its founding in 2001 and made important contributions to ICTJ and the field of transitional justice. As director of the ICTJ’s Research Unit he was responsible for projects that were the first of their kind and that became reference works in the field, including The Handbook of Reparations (Oxford, 2006), Transitional Justice and Development: Making Connections (SSRC, 2009), and Disarming the Past: Transitional Justice and Ex-combatants (SSRC, 2010), among others. While at the ICTJ he worked extensively on a holistic or comprehensive conception of transitional justice that has become influential in the field.

De Greiff is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU's School of Law. Earlier in his career, de Greiff was a tenured associate professor in the Philosophy department at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he taught ethics and political theory. He was the Laurance S. Rockefeller fellow at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University, and held a concurrent fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

De Greiff has published extensively on transitions to democracy, democratic theory, and the relationship between morality, politics, and law. He is the editor of ten books, including Jürgen Habermas’s The Inclusion of the Other (MIT Press, 1998), and in areas related to transitional justice. De Greiff contributed to the drafting of the final report of the Stockholm Initiative on DDR, authored the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Rule-of-Law Tools for Post-Conflict States: Reparations Programmes and was an advisor to the World Bank on the process leading to the World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security, and Development. He serves on the board of editors of the International Journal of Transitional Justice, and has been an advisor to different transitional justice bodies in Peru, Guatemala, Morocco, Colombia, and the Philippines.

As Special Rapporteur, he has presented five thematic reports to the Human Rights Council and to the General Assembly (on a comprehensive approach to transitional justice, on transitional justice and the rule of law, on transitional justice and development, on truth commissions, and on prosecutorial strategies) and three country visit reports (Tunisia, Uruguay, and Spain).