Impunity Watch operates from three offices on three continents and has worked in over 20 different countries.


Within these countries we apply a bottom-up rationale to transitional justice, prioritizing grassroots insight to create practical and targeted policies that genuinely respond to local needs and concerns. 

Our two country offices are in Burundi and Guatemala. Having a long term presence in these countries enables us to have an impact on local and regional dynamics, while continuously maintaining appraised of political, cultural and societal changes. By so doing we are able to build on our research and do intensive capacity building as well as local and regional knowledge sharing. The results of these two tracks of work feed into our national, regional and international advocacy work to ensure that key themes, issues and communities have an impact on transitional justice policy and practice.


Our headquarters is based in the Netherlands, allowing us to stay close to developments in international policy and have quick access to international actors and policymakers. From here we coordinate comparative research projects and maintain international partnerships and run our other programmes.