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.
Transitional justice refers to how societies respond to the legacies of massive and serious human rights violations. It asks some of the most difficult questions in law, politics, and the social sciences and grapples with innumerable dilemmas. Above all, transitional justice is about victims.
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This report is based on qualitative interviews with Central African refugees living in Chad and Cameroon, in which they were asked about their experience of displacement and their intentions and c
This briefing paper focuses on the role of victims of human rights violations in criminal proceedings.
Pursuing justice in a transitional context may take the form of multiple measures and goes beyond the pursuit of criminal prosecutions.
In some contexts, the global community has resorted to international tribunals to prosecute the most serious past crimes, such as war crimes, crimes against of humanity, and genocide. While these inte
Although youth are key political and social stakeholders who have much to contribute to—and gain from—transitional justice processes, they often remain marginalized from such processes or are given on
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.
The ICTJ continues to support human rights victims in Nepal in their pursuit of justice, truth, reparations, and institutional reform.
When the Syrian people took to the streets in March 2011, nobody could have predicted that the ensuing crisis would become the largest international calamity in recent history.
As human rights advocates and state representatives increasingly acknowledge the necessity of involving children in truth-seeking processes, there is a growing need for practical tools that facilitate
In a number of countries around the world, governments have created state-administered reparations programs for victims and communities that were most affected by massive human rights violations.