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.
While many groups working on human rights focus on exposing and denouncing violations and atrocities, our focus is on what often proves even more challenging – trying to put the pieces of a broken society back together again on foundations of justice and the rule of law. This requires staying in the struggle for the long haul and being an active part of the solution. Our work often begins when the cameras leave.
Our goals are concrete and tangible:
- Fighting impunity and seeking accountability for serious violations of human rights
- Establishing accountable institutions and restoring confidence in them
- Increasing access to justice for the most vulnerable in society in the aftermath of violations
- Ensuring that women play an effective role in the pursuit of a just society
- Restoring respect for the rule of law
- Facilitating peace processes and fostering durable resolutions of conflicts
- Establishing a basis to address the underlying causes of conflict and marginalization
- Making sure the voices of young people are heard on issues that directly affect them
- Advancing the cause of reconciliation