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Oct 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has served a reminder of democracy’s fragility and the ever-present dangers of authoritarianism, with some leaders taking advantage of emergency health measures to crack down on civil society or political opposition and restrict civil liberties. In Tunisia, where the wounds of the Ben Ali dictatorship are still fresh, the importance of this reminder has not been lost. In 2020, ICTJ’s office in Tunis held the “Create to Connect” art contest to reflect on historical memory in the time of a global health crisis.

Mar 2021

After many months of planning and numerous postponements due to the global COVID-19 public health crisis, ICTJ's office in Colombia joined forces with the Movement of Latin American Expressions of Hip Hop and the online cultural outlet Revista Cartel Urbano to host the hybrid virtual and live International Hip Hop Encounter in Bogotá, Colombia on November 25 through November 28. The four-day event assembled artists, musicians, and activists from across Latin America and Africa for live performances and to discuss the role of hip hop music and culture in uncovering truth, preserving memory, and resisting violence and oppression.

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.

Aug 2019

Fifteen years ago, a young nurse named Cristina Cobo was forcibly disappeared by members of the paramilitary group United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia. Paulina Mahecha, her mother, preserves her memory and that of over 20 other disappeared women from the departments of Meta and Guaviare by creating rag dolls. The "Cristinas of the Conflict," as Paulina calls them, are now part of a traveling exhibition that aims raise awareness in Colombia about what happened in the south of the country. 

Apr 2019

On Monday, April 1, 2019, ICTJ found its way back to the Ford Foundation, this time to celebrate Alex Boraines’s life and reaffirm the mission that ICTJ continues to carry out in his absence. Friends, family, and former colleagues joined together to remember Alex, recalling stories of his time on South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, teaching at New York University, and being a father to his sons and a husband to his wife Jenny. 

Mar 2019

For this milestone event on February 20, ICTJ and NYU Law School welcomed as speaker former UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff. In his address, de Greiff took stock of the transitional justice field, its accomplishments in the past 30 years and the challenges it faces today and in the future. The recorded livestream is now available. 

Feb 2019

On September 22, 2018, the International Center for Transitional Justice and the University of Birmingham launched Voices of Memory, an interactive exhibition inspired by a group of nine Tunisian women from across the country and from different generations. It is the first collective testimonial of Tunisian women who experienced the effects of repression under the Ben Ali regime. 

Dec 2017

In difficult times, ICTJ stands with those seeking to break the cycle of massive human rights violations and lay the foundations for peace, justice, and inclusion.

May 2017
May 2017
May 2017

Ashraf Gharbi's "The Soldier and the Writer" gallery, part of ICTJ's "Marginalization: Images of an Invisible Repression” exhibition.

May 2017

Ali Jabeur's "Plus De Poisson Que Du Poison" gallery, part of ICTJ's "Marginalization: Images of an Invisible Repression” exhibition.

Feb 2017

Founded by mothers who gave birth in LRA captivity, Watye Ki Gen and the Women’s Advocacy Network (WAN) operate in northern Uganda to empower children born of wartime rape, and their mothers, both socially and economically. Meet the women behind their work and explore their mission.

Aug 2016

ICTJ organized consultations throughout the country for the past year, providing victims with forums to discuss their needs.

Feb 2016

This gallery features photographs entered into ICTJ's "The War as I See It" youth photo contest in Lebanon.

Dec 2015

Highlights from ICTJ’s work and impact over the past year, reflections from our experts, with a special message from ICTJ President David Tolbert.

Dec 2015

Twentyyears since the end of the war, some families are breaking the silence by erecting their own memorials, Mina Delkic is one of them.

Oct 2015

A selection of drawings by children born of sexual violence during the conflict in Uganda on how their communities perceive them and how they see themselves and their hopes for the future.

Aug 2015

On this International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, a look at some of the many forms that relatives of the disappeared have used to promote and honor the memory of the disappeared around the world.

Dec 2014

Highlights from ICTJ’s work and impact over the past year, reflections from our experts, and a special end-of-the-year message from ICTJ President David Tolbert.

Aug 2014

Ziad and Ghassan Halwani are two brothers in Lebanon whose father was kidnapped and disappeared when they were young. Their story is a powerful testament to the long-term impact of disappearances on the life course of those who are still growing up.

Apr 2014

To mark the National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims, hundreds of Colombians took to the streets.

Jan 2014

The Special Court for Sierra Leone formally ended its work on December 2, 2013, making way for a new museum opened on the former premises of the court, dedicated to peace.

Dec 2013

The past year has presented exciting new developments in the field of transitional justice, and over the past 12 months, ICTJ has worked in some of the most dynamic global contexts. We invite you to review this year of transitional justice; in the new year, we will continue to share powerful stories of those fighting for truth, justice, and dignity in their communities.

Aug 2013

On the International Day of the Disappeared, 7 renowned photographers shared some of their most poignant images and thoughts about their experience of working with the families of the disappeared.

Apr 2013

Thousands of Colombians marched on April 9th to express their support for the discussions, for peace, and for democracy.

Dec 2012

From Colombia to Canada to Cote d’Ivoire, ICTJ has provided expert assistance to leaders, civil society activists and policy makers whose work is shaping the future of entire countries confronting legacies of massive human rights abuses.

Nov 2012

Women play a vital in Colombian society, in which many are victims of displacement: they take care of their families, their houses, and each other.

Nov 2012

Petronila Mendoza is a victim of the Colombian conflict, and a leader of her community. Together with Yoladis, they fight for their right to the truth, justice, and reparations.

Nov 2012

Yoladis Zúñiga is a victim of the Colombian conflict, and a leader of her community. Together with Petronila, they fight for their right to the truth, justice, and reparations.

Oct 2012

Ten years after the massacre at Chengue, the inhabitants of the village in the municipality of Ovejas, Sucre, returned to commemorate the event that changed their history.

Oct 2012

They came in pilgrimage from New Mampuján to Old Mampuján, bringing their belongings, their furniture, their dressers, their sewing machines, their stories full of feeling and vivid memories, stories that are retold, but never forgotten.

Oct 2012

During Easter week 2001, more than 100 people were killed in Alto Naya, in northern Cauca, at the hands of the Calima Block of the United Self-Defense Force of Colombia.

Jan 2012

2011 has seen historic developments in the ever-stronger struggle of peoples across the planet united in their unwavering demands for justice and dignity.

Dec 2011

As the world marks Human Rights Day on December 10, calls for dignity for every man, woman and child resound from Damascus to Bogotá, from Sarajevo to Kinshasa, from Dhaka to New York.