Why the Transitional Justice Clinic?

International justice should be accessible and effective for all victims of international crimes in every country where they live. Yet for victims of atrocity crimes, the promise of international justice is rarely fulfilled.

National practitioners who are willing to investigate and prosecute international crimes in their own courts often lack the support they need to hold the perpetrators accountable.

Through a locally driven, horizontal mentoring process, TJC experts assist national colleagues throughout the investigation and prosecution of international crimes cases, often helping them to do what they thought they could not, and always keeping victims and survivors at the center.