International Center for Transitional Justice
- New York
The International Center for Transitional Justice works for justice in countries that have endured massive human rights abuses under repression and in conflict. We work with victims, civil society groups, national and international organizations to ensure redress for victims and to help prevent atrocities from happening again.
ICTJ works across society and borders to challenge the causes and address the consequences of massive human rights violations. We affirm victims’ dignity, fight impunity, and promote responsive institutions.
Societies break the cycle of massive human rights violations and lay the foundations for peace, justice, and inclusion.
- ICTJ provides technical assistance to governments, the justice sector, the UN and other international bodies. We highlight the responsibility of states to address past violations and help set out concrete ways to do this. We work worldwide.
- ICTJ advises and helps build capacity on specific initiatives and strategies with victims and their representatives, on a range of transitional justice approaches—including criminal prosecutions, reparations initiatives, truth-seeking, memorialization.
- Our research aims to bolster knowledge of successes and failures in the field, promote innovation, and inform best practice. We share this knowledge locally, regionally and internationally, in the form of publications, policy recommendations, working sessions and international convenings. Browse the publications library or learn more about our research projects.
We work to ensure local ownership of the transition process, prioritize the needs and interests of victims, and to build confidence in the rule of law in society at large.