In the space of one week, the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Guatemala presented charges against four senior military officials for genocide and crimes against humanity inflicted on the Maya Ixil population, marking a milestone for this indigenous community’s search for justice.
Conflict-related sexual violence remains a widespread, deeply debilitating tool of war. Its effects – physical, psychological, and societal – are long-lasting and far-reaching, spreading through communities and across generations.
Justice Rapid Response (JRR) held a recruitment training course for criminal justice experts in The Hague during 11-15 November to train 25 experts in investigating mass atrocity crimes and human rights violations. Participants came from a wide range of countries, including Cameroon, Guatemala, Jamaica, and Myanmar, reflecting the diversity of JRR’s roster. The course wasRead More
Are you attending the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Treaty next month? Join us in The Hague for a side event discussion on complementarity in Uganda as we share challenges and opportunities in delivering justice to victims.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called attention to the plight of 420 million children worldwide living in conflict-affected areas in its annual Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict on 2 August. The debate focused on killing and maiming as one of the six grave violations against children in conflict, and on theRead More
The conviction of Ntaganda in July marks the first time that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has found a defendant guilty of the crime of sexual slavery, and the first time that the ICC has held a commander responsible for sexual crimes perpetrated by his troops against members of their own forces. Ntaganda’s conviction forRead More
Justice Rapid Response (JRR), in partnership with the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI), held a training course in The Hague, the Netherlands, for experts supporting United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Sanctions Committees, from 29 July to 2 August 2019.
Call for Nominations is open for the JRR Expert Roster recruitment course on International Criminal Investigations which will be held from 16 to 21 March 2020 in The Hague, the Netherlands. This six-day recruitment course is tailored for criminal justice and related professionals. Deadline for nominations is 1 December 2019.