Justice Project



In 2010 PJTT became an independent 501(c)3 in Boston, MA named Beyond Conflict.
The Project on Justice in Times of Transition assists leaders in divided societies struggling with conflict, reconciliation and societal change by facilitating direct contact with leaders who have successfully addressed similar challenges in other settings.

By mobilizing our international network of seasoned leaders and practitioners to share their experience, we put the Project’s mission into action. Our powerful methodology of shared experience is grounded in two core principles: that people can learn from each other and that people can change.

Since its founding in 1992, the Project has brought together leaders from around the world and has helped build trust between enemies in some of the most violent conflicts of recent years. Emphasizing the human dimension of transformation, the Project has helped clear the path for progress in peace talks, transition to democracy and national reconciliation.

The Project has organized more than 70 major initiatives and some of its most notable accomplishments include:

  • catalyzing the field of transitional justice through its founding meeting in Salzburg in 1992;
  • developing the shared experience methodology pioneered by the Project and adopted by many others to help leaders change mindsets in transitional settings;
  • helping to introduce the truth commission concept to South Africa;
  • fostering peaceful negotiations and national reconciliation among leaders in Northern Ireland and Central America;
  • helping leaders in Kosovo prepare for negotiations and independence;
  • bringing the experience of relevant leaders in Northern Ireland, Central America and Asia to assist in the current delicate peace process in Colombia.