Press Releases

9/26/2016

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) welcomes the historic peace agreement signed today between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) – an essential step toward building lasting peace in the country.

8/25/2016

The agreement represents "an historic opportunity for Colombian society to build a peaceful future on foundations of respect for human rights and the rule of law,” said David Tolbert, president of ICTJ. “We have for years worked in support of victims’ rights in Colombia and will continue to do so with renewed energy and hope.”

8/24/2016

The international organizations who have signed this statement are appalled at the illegal raid which occurred on August 15, 2016 at the residence of Guatemalan lawyer and human rights defender Ramón Cadena, Central America Director of the International Commission of Jurists.

8/11/2016

A new paper from the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) offers clear, concrete proposals for a new reparations policy in Côte d’Ivoire for victims of serious human rights violations. The recommendations, informed by extensive work in the affected communities, consider a range of options, including compensation (cash payments), rehabilitation, and symbolic measures.

7/21/2016

Last week, El Salvador’s Supreme Court overturned the country’s General Amnesty Law enacted in 1993, which served as a blanket amnesty for all crimes committed by the parties during the country’s 12-year civil war. Now, prosecutors must work with victims to seek justice for these crimes.

7/19/2016

NEW YORK, 19 juillet 2016 — Le Centre International pour la Justice Transitionnelle (ICTJ) vient de publier un nouveau guide pour les néophytes, les journalistes et les activistes, qui les conduit à travers le dédale de la « complémentarité », un principe fondamental de la Cour Pénale Internationale. Ce guide expose les interconnexions qui se créent entre la CPI et les systèmes judiciaires nationaux dans la lutte contre l’impunité.

6/15/2016

Evelyn Amony tells the harrowing story of her years in captivity with the LRA, and experience of grinding poverty and stigma after returning home with two children, in her new memoir, I Am Evelyn Amony: Reclaiming my Life from the Lord's Resistance Army. The autobiography, which tells the difficult truths of women and girls in wartime as only a firsthand witness can, will be launched today in New York, at the Japan Society.

6/2/2016

In a new analysis, the ICTJ addresses one of the crucial points of the peace negotiations between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP): the possibility of providing recourse to the broadest amnesty possible and pardons as part of the treatment of the different crimes committed in the framework of more than fifty years of armed conflict.

6/2/2016

The Ivoirian government has a critical opportunity to define and implement a reparations policy that responds to the needs of the most vulnerable victims of the political, military and social crises experienced by Côte d’Ivoire between 1999 and 2012, according to the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ).

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