The International Center for Transitional Justice is an international non-profit organization specializing in the field of transitional justice.
ICTJ works to help societies in transition address legacies of massive human rights violations and build civic trust in state institutions as protectors of human rights.
In the aftermath of mass atrocity and repression, we assist institutions and civil society groups — the people who are driving and shaping change in their societies — in considering measures to provide truth, accountability, and redress for past abuses.
We do this by providing technical expertise and knowledge of relevant comparative experiences in transitional justice from across the globe.
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- Financial aid readied for Marawi siege victims
The Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Justice are working on the financial assistance that can be provided to the victims of the Maute terrorist group in Marawi City. This developed as National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Ricardo Jalad said the number of people displaced in […]
- Prosecutors urge life imprisonment for Khmer Rouge leaders
Prosecutors in the U.N.-backed trial of two leaders of Cambodia’s former Khmer Rouge regime on charges of genocide and other crimes called Thursday for life imprisonment as the only appropriate punishment.
- Bosnian Genocide Denial Punishment Law Angers Serbs
There were angry reactions on Wednesday from Bosnian Serbs – who don’t believe the Srebrenica massacres were genocide – after the state Council of Ministers agreed on proposed amendments to the law that will criminalise the denial of genocide. Bosnian Justice Minister Josip Grubesa said the draft legislation envisages “five to ten years in prison […]
- Government seeks to wind down Gacaca reparation cases by 2018
Five years after the official closure of Gacaca courts, the Government is working to see that compensation cases are completed by the end of the year, the Minister of State for Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Evode Uwizeyimana, has said. In a recent meeting that brought together officials from the Ministry of Justice, Rwanda Correctional Services […]
- Appeal judges: ICC can prosecute rebel for rape, sex slavery
Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that the court has the authority to prosecute a Congolese rebel — whose trial is already underway — for the alleged rape and sexual slavery of child soldiers by members of the armed group they were serving in. Rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda’s defense team had argued […]
- Serbian Security Chiefs ‘Implemented Milosevic’s Criminal Plan’
As the retrial of former security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic began in The Hague, prosecutors said they were “key participants” in a joint criminal enterprise to dominate parts of Croatia and Bosnia. The retrial of the former head of the Serbian State Security Service, Jovica Stanisic, and his assistant Franko Simatovic, alias Frenki, […]
- Human Rights Abuses in Marawi to be Punished, IBP Assured
Malacañang on Tuesday assured members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) that the alleged human rights abuses in Marawi under martial law would be stopped and the abusers punished. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines would look into the allegations raised by […]
- Tribunal Lawyer Rejects Accusations of Survivors’ Unreliability
A lawyer for civil parties at the Khmer Rouge tribunal on Tuesday rebutted accusations that survivors had given unreliable testimony, while also claiming it was unrealistic to expect them to remember exact details of harrowing events that occurred four decades ago. At the start of closing statements—which allow parties to make their final pitches to […]
- Australia Pressured on Myanmar War Crimes
Australia is being asked to call out war crimes and human rights violations in northern Myanmar. An long-running conflict between government forces and armed ethnic groups has displaced nearly 100, 000 civilians, Amnesty International claims. “The international community is familiar with the appalling abuses suffered by the Rohingya minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, but in […]
- War Crimes Prosecutor Calls for Arrest of Saif Gaddafi, Dictator’s Son
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday called for the arrest and surrender of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who is wanted on war crimes charges for allegedly suppressing opposition to the rule of his father, former Libya ruler Muammar Gaddafi. On Sunday, Saif al-Islam’s lawyer said his client had been released under an amnesty […]