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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At a time when truth-seeking and reparations initiatives are taking hold across the United States, this report offers reflections from various civil society-led truth-seeking processes.
This study explores specialized units established in 23 countries to investigate and prosecute serious international crimes.
This study examines the preventive effect of transitional justice in Peru in the aftermath of internal conflict and authoritarianism, focusing on the violence’s root causes and the differentiated
This report examines the preventive impact of transitional justice mechanisms in Colombia before the 2016 peace agreement.
This report summarizes the findings of an ICTJ research project on the contribution of transitional justice to prevention.
Because transitional justice processes are complex, politically contested, and not necessarily linear, they present unique theoretical and practical challenges for measuring their results.
Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace (SJP) aims to achieve criminal accountability through a mixed system of restorative and retributive justice.
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.
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.
This report presents the main findings of a multiyear research project conducted by the International Center for Transitional Justice on the challenges and opportunities of responding to serious and m