Swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute, which analyses the causes of violent conflicts and develops strategies for peaceful transformation. Its goal is to contribute to improving the prevention and transformation of conflict by producing innovative research, shaping discourses on international peace policies, developing and applying new tools and methodologies for peacebuilding, supporting and advising other peace actors, and providing and facilitating spaces for analysis, discussion, critical reflection and learning. Through its Programme for Addressing the Past and with funding from the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Swisspeace is helping the Truth Commission’s mandate to develop in Switzerland with the active participation of different sectors of civil society, victims abroad, and those in exile. It also seeks to collect and systematise lessons learned and best practices that may be useful in other contexts, related to the involvement of victims living abroad in processes of dealing with the past, particularly in truth commissions.