In Focus

As Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission (TDC) prepares to hear the testimonies of thousands of citizens, ICTJ is assisting women’s groups in ensuring that their voices are heard in the process.

In this analysis piece, director of ICTJ's Reparative Justice program Ruben Carranza talks about the challenges Tunisia is facing in implementing individual and collective reparations measures since the fall of the Ben Ali dictatorship.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, ICTJ President David Tolbert argues that it is time for Turkey to acknowledge the past.

ICTJ, in alliance with organizations Corporación Caribe Afirmativo, Colombia Diversa and Santa María Fundación organized meetings with activists and victims of the conflict to learn more about the needs of the LGBTI community, and to consider how transitional justice measures—especially non-judicial approaches—can contribute towards protecting their rights.

The new film "Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll" explains the events of 1960s and 70s through the eyes of the musicians and artists who ushered in a new era of sound, only to be silenced too soon. As the world commemorates the 40th anniversary of the genocide in Cambodia, the new documentary presents the untold story of how their music managed to survive.

70-94% of the victims of enforced disappearances are men. But what happens to the women left behind? ICTJ's Amrita Kapur explains why women are uniquely impacted by the crime, and how transitional justice can help.

On the International Day for the Right to the Truth and 35 years after the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero, ICTJ Vice President Paul Seils explains why the pursuit of the truth is not a second-best option in the absence of other remedies: it is the most basic requirement of taking seriously the dignity of victims.

In recognition of International Women’s Day, our experts on Gender Justice have identified eight of the many ways in which women’s lives are affected by disappearances.

President Jacob Zuma risks irreparably damaging the credibility of core elements of South Africa's deal with the victims of apartheid with his current plan to pardon 149 serious offenders and to potentially consider another 926 applications which are before him. Such a move would mark a profound breach of trust with the victims and South African society at large.

ICTJ releases of three short documentaries about the work of civil society organizations in Colombia intent on revealing the truth about the impact of the country's armed conflict.

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