Tafadzwa Christmas 

Program Coordinator


Tafadzwa is ICTJ’s program coordinator for the Initiative for Transitional Justice in Africa (ITJA), a three-year project jointly launched by the African Union (AU) and the European Union to assist AU member states as they incorporate the AU Transitional Justice Policy. ICTJ is leading the consortium of three organizations that is implementing the project. The consortium includes the African Transitional Justice Legacy Fund and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.  

Before joining ICTJ in 2023, Tafadzwa served as a teaching assistant at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. He also worked as a UN Liaison and Advocacy Officer for International Bridges to Justice, leading the organization’s engagement with UN mechanisms. He previously served for close to a decade as a senior projects lawyer and program manager for the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, leading public interest litigation and managing various human rights advocacy projects. 

Tafadzwa is a PhD candidate at the University of Geneva’s Law Faculty. His research explores the legal recognition and practical implementation of the right to truth in Africa. He holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law (Summa Cum Laude) from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, as well as an LL.B. (Honors) from the University of Zimbabwe.