Our work: Asia

Afghanistan has suffered decades of conflict, resulting in severe human rights violations for which there has been little accountability. ICTJ works in Afghanistan to help document past abuses and advocate for justice-sensitive policies.

After a quarter-century of conflict, Cambodia is now bringing Khmer Rouge officials suspected of mass atrocities to justice. ICTJ has supported both victims and the court in efforts to see justice served.

Since President Soeharto fell from power in 1998, Indonesia has struggled to address a legacy of abuse cultivated under his regime. ICTJ works with civil society and state officials to help Indonesians ensure accountability for the human rights violations and crimes of the past.

After nearly 50 years of military rule ended in 2011, Myanmar has experienced rapidly evolving reforms. ICTJ provides technical assistance to civil society Myanmar in its effort to incorporate transitional justice into the reform process in order to strengthen democratic institutions and increase confidence in the peace process.

The people of Nepal have been advocating for accountability for human rights abuses committed during the 1996–2006 conflict, but progress remains slow. ICTJ works with local groups and national political actors in Nepal to help promote truth, justice, and reparations.

From 1998 to 2003, the Solomon Islands experienced widespread civil strife, violence and displacement. ICTJ is working with the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help the country work towards national reconciliation.

Over the last four decades, Sri Lanka has experienced serious political repression and internal conflict, including a 26-yearlong armed conflict between the majority Sinhalese State and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The conflict ended in 2009, with the military defeat of the LTTE, but the same political and ethnic tensions have continued to tear at the fabric of Sri Lankan society. Contentious local elections and subsequent ethnic violence in early 2018 further revealed persistent fault lines. Today, this polarization remains the main obstacle to human rights and justice reforms.

ICTJ supports efforts in Timor-Leste to address the legacy of human rights violations left by a civil war and 24 years of Indonesian military occupation.