We work side by side with victims to obtain acknowledgment and redress for massive human rights violations, hold those responsible to account, reform and build democratic institutions, and prevent the recurrence of violence or repression.
ICTJ Strategic Plan 2018-2022
These are especially challenging times for those of us who work to assist societies in dealing with a legacy of atrocities and massive human rights violations. Violent armed conflicts have increased in number, duration, and ferocity around the globe. Immense displacement and waves of migration have followed, draining resources and causing domestic instability; and many countries have turned to authoritarian rulers, undermining respect for the rule of law and human rights and closing the space for civil society. In this document, we explain our approach, outline a new institutional roadmap consonant with the times, and demonstrate the importance and urgency of our work.