Transitional Justice Resources

International Center for Transitional Justice

The International Center for Transitional Justice is an international non-profit organization that works to assist state institutions and policymakers in societies in the aftermath of mass atrocity and repression.

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation is a multi-disciplinary institute that works to prevent violence and build reconciliation, democracy and a human rights culture in South Africa and in other countries in Africa.

African Transitional Justice Research Network

The African Transitional Justice Research Network, an initiative of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, aims to promote transitional justice research in Africa by developing research capacity, building transitional justice knowledge content, and creating spaces for transitional justice practitioners and researchers in Africa to share experiences, expertise and lessons learned.

Radio Netherlands Worldwide reports on international justice, offering news and analysis on war crimes, human rights abuses and genocide.

United States Institute of Peace, The Truth Commission Digital Collection

The Truth Commission Digital Collection, part of the Margarita S. Studemeister Digital Library in International Conflict Management, contains profiles of truth commissions from nations worldwide, offering general background information on the composition of each body, links to the official legislative text establishing such commissions, and each commission's final reports and findings.

Project on International Courts and Tribunals

The Project on International Courts and Tribunals is a network of practitioners and researchers that focuses on the study of international courts and tribunals and the implications of their operation for the broader field of international law.

Track Impunity Always: TRIAL

Track Impunity Always: TRIAL is a Swiss association based in Geneva that aims to put the law at the service of victims of international crimes, including genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and forced disappearances.

Fujimori on Trial: Accountability in Action

Fujimori on Trial: Accountability in Action is a blog providing updated news and analysis on the case of Fujimori, as well as posts for every session of the hearing.

Grotian Moment, The International War Crimes Trial Blog at Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Grotian Moment, The International War Crimes Trial Blog, is an award-winning forum for discussion of developments relating to major war crimes trials.

War Crimes Research Portal at the Case Western Reserve University Law School’s Frederick K. Cox International Law Center 

The Cox Center War Crimes Research Portal contains links to websites related to international humanitarian law, text of research memoranda on issues pending before the International Criminal Tribunals, a research guide to international humanitarian law and tribunals, and an “instant analysis” on topics in international criminal law. 

War Crimes Studies Center at the University of California at Berkeley 

The War Crimes Studies Center at University of California at Berkeley is a university based research organization that works in the areas of trail monitoring, archival resource development, education and civic outreach, and justice sector capacity building. The center seeks to promote the rule of law, accountability, and human rights in post-conflict societies in Asia, Africa, and Europe that are seeking to provide their citizens with justice and accountability. 

Genocide Studies Program at Yale University

The Genocide Studies Program at Yale University is a research organization that focuses on comparative, interdisciplinary, and policy issues concerning genocide. The program has provided training to researchers in affiliated regions and maintains research projects on the Nazi Holocaust, the genocides in Bosnia and Darfur, the genocides in colonial and indigenous communities, and the catastrophes that took place in Cambodia, Rwanda, and East Timor. 

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Law Library is a database of digital documents that contain static text as well as supporting documents, relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy, and Government. 

International Humanitarian Law Research Initiative 

The International Humanitarian Law Research Initiative is a Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University, which aims to (i) develop and support an international network of human rights experts working on the implementation and enforcement of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and (ii) to serve as a resource for initiatives relating to the development of IHL. 

Human Rights Library at the University of Minnesota

Human and Constitutional Rights Resources at Columbia Law School’s Arthur W. Diamond Law Library

The American Society for International Law’s Guide to International Criminal Law

Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland

Restorative Justice Online

Political Apologies and Reparations

International Coalition of Historical Site Museums of Conscience

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Transitional Justice Network at the University of Essex

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre

Established by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in 2005, the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre provides high quality, timely resource information to support international development project and programme planning, policy-making, and other activities in the field. 

International Internet Bibliography on Transitional Justice: A Selected Bibliography with Special Focus on Germany and South Africa

A joint project by the Law Faculties of the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, and Humboldt University, Berlin, this bibliography includes around 2000 texts in English and German on transitional justice mechanisms, international law, history and democratisation, and a country index featuring texts from Africa (particularly South Africa), Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, the USA and Latin America.

INCORE Guide to Internet Sources on Truth and Reconciliation

This guide provides further links to relevant internet resources, news sources, academic centers, programs and institutes, academic articles, and non-governmental organizations.

Oxford Transitional Justice Research

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is an inter-disciplinary network of more than 150 Oxford staff and students working broadly on issues of transition in societies recovering from mass conflict and/or repressive rule, producing high-quality scholarship that connects intimately to practical and policy questions in transitional justice.


This group was formed in 2005 and is composed of an international team of academics and practitioners who conduct research, teaching and consultancy work in the area of transitional justice at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

Official Websites of Trials and Truth Commissions

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

The official website of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations court of law dealing with war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990s.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

The official website of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), established for the prosecution of persons responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994.

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

The official website of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the Prosecution of Crimes Committed during the Period of Democratic Kampuchea (Extraordinary Chambers or ECCC), the court which tries serious crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge regime 1975-1979. The ECCC is a domestic court supported with international staff, established in accordance with Cambodian law.

United Nations Assistance to Khmer Rouge Trials

The official website of United Nations Assistance to Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT), which provides technical assistance to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).

Special Court for Sierra Leone

The official website of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, mandated to try those who bear the greatest responsibility for serious violations of international humanitarian law and Sierra Leonean law committed in the territory of Sierra Leone since 30 November 1996.

The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Sierra Leone

South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor

Guatemala: Memory of Silence (Report of the Commission for Historical Clarification)           

Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission    

Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador

Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission

     

International and Regional Courts

To suggest additions please email Andrew Reiter at: areiter@mtholyoke.edu