Our Mission & Vision

We research the root causes of impunity, as well as obstacles to its reduction. We seek to directly engage affected individuals and communities in these processes. We promote their voices in the design and implementation of policies to encourage truth, justice, reparations, and the non-recurrence of violence and abuse. We encourage local actors’ active involvement in transformations after violence, and we also support informal initiatives that complement formal transitional justice mechanisms.

We envisage a world in which states and societies respond effectively to serious crimes and gross violations of human rights with redress and recognition - where cultures of human rights and rule of law prevail, and where people no longer accept impunity as “the norm.”