ICTJ's President, as well as several ICTJ directors, speak about the critical need to address former injustices in order to prevent future conflicts.


“In criminal prosecutions,” Mr. Carranza explains, “the focus is really on the accused person, on the alleged perpetrator, and not on the victim. On the other hand, in reparations programs, the focus is on the victim.”

“We brought Guy Mushiata, our colleague from the DRC, who talked about women victims of sexual violence related to conflict who have sued before the different courts of the DRC. More than 200 of them—200 victims—have obtained judgments, many of them in their favor, ordering reparations to be paid. None of these women have ever received anything from the state.”