Exposing patterns of crimes involving children can help to hold perpetrators accountable and ensure survivors’ access to justice. On this International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, JRR calls upon all governments, civil society groups or others dealing with serious crimes involving children to always ensure individuals and investigatory bodies utilize dedicated expertise for this work.
In December 2017, Justice Rapid Response (JRR) was honored by the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice for its work to advance justice for sexual and gender-based crimes.
Join JRR on Monday, 4 December for a side event at the Sixteenth Session of the Assembly of States Parties: “The Professionalization of the Investigation of International Crimes: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”
In this op-ed for Just Security, Andras Vamos-Goldman argues that when evidence collection is increasingly preceding the establishment of specific rules of procedure and evidence, the use of professional expertise is even more critical.
In the lead-up to UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, JRR and UN Women convened a discussion on pathways to justice for SGBV crimes committed in Iraq and Syria.
This short documentary features two sexual violence investigators on the Justice Rapid Response-UN Women SGBV Justice Experts Roster who were deployed to the UN’s investigations in Syria and Iraq, and four survivor-witnesses they met during their work.
On 15 May, 2017, the UN Security Council held its annual Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict. The theme of the debate was: “Sexual Violence in Conflict as a Tactic of War and Terrorism,” focusing particularly on the findings of the annual report of the Secretary-General on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (S/2017/249). The JRR-UN Women
Justice Rapid Response is pleased to release its 2016 Annual Report.
On Tuesday, 7 March, UN Women, Justice Rapid Response and the Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations held a discussion on routes to accountability for crimes of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The event was held at the Japan Society in New York. The speakers at the event were: H.E. Ms. Lise Gregoire
Justice is not the only thing that is needed to address mass human rights abuses of the past and break cycles of conflict. But without it, there is little hope for peace to take hold. In this new video, Executive Director Andras Vamos-Goldman explains the innovation of Justice Rapid Response.