Press Releases

1/27/2017

ICTJ has formally accepted the invitation to participate in Colombia’s Selection Committee, reflecting its commitment to work for peace and victims’ rights in that country. It has not yet selected its delegate, contrary to prior reports.

12/21/2016

NEW YORK, 22 décembre 2016 — Qu'est-ce qui rendent significatives les excuses publiques pour les atteintes aux droits humains? Dans quelle mesure les excuses publiques peuvent-elles reconnaître la dignité des victimes tout en ouvrant la voie à un avenir plus juste et plus pacifique?

11/29/2016

A groundbreaking new book from the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and UNICEF examines the complicated relationship between education, justice and peacebuilding in societies grappling with a legacy of violent conflict. It offers lessons on how education can be harnessed in a divided society to overcome the past and create the conditions for peace, often under very difficult circumstances.

11/16/2016

ICTJ welcomes the announcement the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP have agreed on a series of modifications to the peace accords, after the original version was narrowly rejected in the October plebiscite vote.

10/21/2016

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) decries the announcement that the country will seek to withdraw from the Rome Statute, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court and an international framework for fighting impunity for egregious crimes.

10/17/2016

A new project launched by ICTJ and the British Council challenges young Tunisians to explore youth marginalization through photography.

10/13/2016

Amid deteriorating human rights conditions in the country, the lower house of Burundi’s National Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of withdrawing from the Rome Statute, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court. “Burundi should reconsider this ill-conceived decision, which undermines efforts at the national level to bring justice, peace, and stability to the country,” said ICTJ President David Tolbert.

9/26/2016

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.

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