Institutional Reform


Thomas Buergenthal, Holocaust survivor and former judge of the International Court of Justice, talks with ICTJ President David Tolbert.


ICTJ Vice President Paul Seils interviewed South African judge and human rights activist Albie Sachs.


Why pursue transitional justice in the aftermath of massive human rights violations? This video provides a window into the debate about the relevance of transitional justice in today’s world.


¿Por qué hay que aplicar medidas de justicia transicional después de violaciones de los derechos humanos masivas?

As we mark July 17, designated International Justice Day by the states parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) just over two years ago, we should not limit our focus to the work of the court or criminal justice as such.

"العدالة أساسية للإعتراف بالضحايا كمواطنين. ليس على المواطنين الذين يعيشون بكرامة أن يتوسلوا للحصول على حقوقهم، فهي حقٌ لهم."


The two goals of peace and justice, rather than being exclusive, are mutually reinforcing. When justice is ignored, the danger of violence recurring remains high.