Truth and Memory


Years after conflict, dictatorship, or historical injustice, victims throughout the world are still seeking redress and for their dignity to be affirmed. ICTJ has been standing alongside victims since 2001.

En el panorama del conflicto armado colombiano, la región del Urabá ha sido un botín de particular interés para las organizaciones armadas al margen de la ley, y por lo tanto una de las regiones más victimizadas de Colombia. Desde hace aproximadamente cincuenta años, grupos guerrilleros y paramilitares se han arraigado en esta zona que cumple una serie de características: primero, ser un corredor de movilidad y tráfico de armas y estupefacientes; segundo, ser un territorio apto para proyectos de agricultura extensiva, ganadería, cultivos de uso ilícito y minería, y tercero, ser un territorio que ha sufrido la ausencia del Estado.
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.

A Year in Review

We are pleased to present an interactive look back on ICTJ’s work in 2018—its challenges and triumphs—as we prepare for a promising and more just year ahead.


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Bulla Karatasi: The Forgotten Massacre, produced by ICTJ and Kenyan media house Africa Uncensored, is the first ever in-depth documentary film to explore the events surrounding the massacre that took place in Kenya's northern region of Garissa in November 1980 and its ongoing impact on the community and Kenyan society. The extreme, targeted violence by Kenyan security forces resulted in over 3,000 lost lives.


As the conflict in Syria nears an end, the human toll continues to rise, with millions of Syrians forcibly displaced, including millions who have been forced to flee the country. Children have experienced particular harms, including lasting trauma and disabilities, a lack of education, and the risk of radicalization.