Truth and Memory


El ICTJ se acerca a las demandas de tres colectivos especialmente afectados por el conflicto armado en Colombia –las mujeres, los jóvenes y los pueblos indígenas– y su lucha por develar la verdad.


After more than half a century of repressive military rule, Myanmar has embarked on a fragile, yet hopeful transition to democracy. To accompany the release of ICTJ's new report "Navigating Paths to Justice in Myanmar's Transition," we talk with Deputy Program Director Anna Myriam Roccatello for analysis on the complexities of peace, development and justice in the country.


In this edition of the ICTJ Forum, ICTJ experts discuss developments in Tunisia, where a truth commission—the Truth and Dignity Commission—has recently been created.


In our latest ICTJ Dispatch, vice president Paul Seils analyzes the most sensitive issues at stake in Northern Ireland, such as how to deal with the past in a constructive way, and the validity of the Haass and O’Sullivan proposals on outstanding issues of the peace process.

Hatun Willakuy is a Quechua expression meaning the great story, signifying the enormity of the events recounted in the abbreviated version of the Final Report of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Before the commission, Peru had never conducted such a comprehensive examination of violence, abuse of power, or injustice.


Nepal has reached a critical moment in its effort to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a Commission of Inquiry on the Disappeared. ICTJ's Eduardo González explains what current developments in the country could mean to victims and their families who have demanded truth and justice for abuses during Nepal's decade-long civil war.

Disappearances, killings, torture, displacement, and repression. The repercussions of these terrible crimes are felt long after they are committed. Yet, politicians are often reluctant to carry out the difficult work of uncovering the truth about past atrocities, claiming that the society cares only about the future. But in reality, the burden of a past filled with human rights violations weighs heavily on societies, and in particular on youth.