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This database includes the names and available details of organizations involved in transitional justice related activities on the African continent.

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International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), Cape Town

Country: South Africa
Language: English

International organization assisting countries pursuing accountability for past mass atrocity or human rights abuse. Work on the African continent is headed from the Cape Town office with additional country program offices in Liberia and the DRC.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) (Rwanda outreach component)

Country: Rwanda
Language: English and French

Current Projects: The outreach office based in Kigali provides the local Rwandan population with information on the ICTR proceedings in Arusha. It also runs a program for people in Rwanda to travel to the Court in Arusha to observe, learn and discuss the criminal justice system. The Unit is now more involved in
capacity building of Rwanda justice sector by facilitating the organization
of different trainings ( to acquaint participants with international law, Online legal
research ) and the setting up of small centers ( Mini centers like that in Kigali ) in ten sites all over the country especially where Courts
and Prosecution offices are together ( Palais de Justice)

International Society for Human Rights in Gambia

Country: Gambia
Language: English

Education and advocacy
seminars and workshops, investigating human rights abuses, filing communications with the African Commission on Human and People's Rights.

Ivorian Movement of Human Rights (MIDH)

Country: Cote d'Ivoire
Language: French

Current Projects: Working with LIDHO and the international community to prosecute perpetrators of human rights violations.

Jamii Ya Kupatanisha (JYAK)

Country: Uganda
Language: English

Kenya Human Rights Commission

Country: Kenya
Language: English

Protection and promotion of the human rights of all Kenyans

Current Projects: The Kenya Human Rights Commission in conjunction with the Mau Mau (Freedom
Fighters) War Veterans Association is preparing to file a suit against the British Government for reparations against the atrocities committed during the colonial period.
KHRC also houses a 'Campaign Against Impunity' aimed at securing justice and redress for past state and non-state perpetrated human rights violations.

Khulumani Support Group

Country: South Africa
Language: English

Organization for survivors of apartheid era human rights violations

Current Projects: Memorialization work in collaboration with CSVR - using memory projects as a mechanism that contributes toward healing and forging reconciliation within communities. Overall aim is to promote social development with this project and promote community and people-centred approach to memorialisation. Disappearance Project - provide psycho-social support to families, encourage exhuamations and prosecutions, advocacy work. Ongoing work with victims to record their experiences and needs, as well as to monitor and evaluate government's reparations programme and its impact.

KISIMA Peace and Development Organization

Country: Somalia
Language: English

A grassroots NGO working in the field of peacebuilding, human rights and development. Conducts local peacebuilding and conflict resolution programmes, mediation, monitoring of human rights violations and advocacy.

Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPKTC)

Country: Ghana
Language: English

Provides courses to military and civilian personnel involved in Peace Support Operations throughout the world. Conducts research into the causes and subsequent management of conflict and the promotion of peace.

Lawyers Center for Legal Assistance (LAWCLA)

Country: Sierra Leone
Language: English

LAWCLA - Sierra Leone has a Transitional Justice Unit which undertakes and publishes research on a range of issues pertaining to Transitional Justice in Sierra Leone. These include the Special Court, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Reparation for human rights abuses, the relationship between the Special Court and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the impact of the Special Court on national courts.

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