Israel-Palestinian Occupied Territories Program of the International Center for Transitional Justice

The second intifada has witnessed unprecedented levels of violence between Palestinians and Israelis. Massive human rights abuses form a large part of this violence, including the killing of civilians, torture, assassination, arbitrary detention, collective punishment and denial of due process. As both parties consider a return to the negotiating table, both are struggling to find ways to deal with the dual legacy of human rights violations: coming to terms with their own suffering and recognizing the victimization of the other.

To date, transitional justice has not been integrated into either the political agenda or civil society discourse. However, the experiences of South Africa, Peru and other conflict-ridden countries have shown that transitional justice can form an important part of the peace process.

This grant will allow the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) to use its technical expertise to sensitize civil society leaders to the potential of transitional justice mechanisms along the road to peaceful settlement of the conflict.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Monday, January 30, 2006

End Date

Monday, June 30, 2008


18 months

IDRC Officer

Naughton, Emma

Total funding

CA$ 248,500


Middle East, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia, Peru, South Africa


Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Hanny Megally


International Center for Transitional Justice

Institution Country

United States

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