Jul 2020

ICTJ sat down with three prominent experts on restorative justice, to learn more about their experiences, restorative justice, and its role in transitional justice and Colombia. Adolfo Ceretti- University of Milano Biccocca Roberto Cornelli- University of Milano Biccocca John Braithwaite- National University of Australia

Jul 2020

“There is also the question of memory. It is necessary that all that happened becomes part of the national memory. And this will be a guarantee against the return of the dictatorship.” — Ridha Barakati, Tunisian Activist

In early 2011, the Tunisian Revolution succeeded in ousting the dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, inspiring the Arab Spring that spread across the region. Two years later, the national assembly passed the historic Transitional Justice Law, which created the Truth and Dignity Commission to investigate gross human rights violations, the Specialized Chambers to pursue criminal accountability, and the Dignity Fund to allocate reparations to victims.

This film follows the story of six victims as they navigate the path to justice in Tunisia.

Apr 2020

“I learned that transitional justice is reform, change and progress.”

This is what university students in Beirut had to say after participating in a two-day workshop held by the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), as part of its ongoing support to the Committee of the Families of the Kidnapped and Disappeared in Lebanon. The workshop sought to help these young volunteers better understand the country’s legacy of human rights violations, its transitional justice processes and their significance, and the role they can play to advance truth and justice.


Jul 2019
For years the people in Choco, Colombia, have been victims of armed conflict and displacement. Now, they are taking back their home and their community.
Jan 2019

Please join us as we look back one last time at the challenges and triumphs of 2018, and continue the work ahead of us in 2019. 

Nov 2018


Jul 2020

Since time immemorial, justice for a crime has generally meant punishment of the wrongdoer. Even today, some members of society, including victims and lawmakers, still believe that justice is not served unless the guilty party receives a stern and punitive sentence, such a long prison term or even capital punishment for the most serious crimes. However, the theory of justice has evolved tremendously in the last century.

Mar 2020

On February 26, the International Center for Transitional Justice and NYU Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice welcomed former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Juan Manuel Santos for a conversation on the role of transitional justice in peace negotiations, along with Liv Tørres, the director of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.

Jan 2020

As we bid farewell to 2019 and commence a new decade, we take this opportunity to reflect on the past year and look ahead to a defiant future. It is a time to recognize the achievements and challenges of 2019 and consider the lessons we learned through our experience and research to help us work better in the future.


Feb 2016
Jan 2016

In this podcast, Ruben Carranza, director of ICTJ's Reparative Justice program, discusses what makes apologies meaningful to victims of atrocities.

Dec 2015

In this podcast, Cristián Correa, senior associate in ICTJ's Reparative Justice program, discusses the importance of engaging victims in the reparations process in Côte d'Ivoire.