Using specialized expertise is crucial towards achieving justice for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, said panellists at a Justice Rapid Response event on the side lines of the Security Council Open Debate.
Our 10th anniversary campaign is focused on what Justice Rapid Response is all about: ensuring professional, impartial investigations conducted in the interest of credible accountability for international crimes and serious violations of human rights.
At the 17th session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute, Justice Rapid Response hosted a side-event on the role of national actors in the investigation and prosecution of international core crimes.
On 6 December in The Hague, Netherlands, Gambian Attorney General Minister Abubacarr Tambadou and Justice Rapid Response Executive Director Nina Suomalainen signed a Memorandum of Understanding to guide their future collaboration in the area of accountability and transitional justice.
JRR and The Permanent Missions of Canada and The Gambia co-hosted an event on the role of national mechanisms in achieving accountability for international crimes and serious human rights violations. The event featured a panel discussion as well as the premiere of the documentary “From Fear to Freedom.”
Our new film tells the story of why forensic expertise was needed in The Gambia, how Justice Rapid Response assisted, and presents the views of those involved in the ongoing transitional justice process dealing with past abuses.
Executive Director Nina Suomalainen spoke on themes of prevention of and accountability for sexual and gender-based violence at an event hosted by the The Permanent Missions of Finland and Liechtenstein to the UN in New York.