Justice Rapid Response provides expertise to support the work of fact-finding missions and commissions of inquiry mandated by the Human Rights Council.
On International Justice Day, JRR Executive Director Nina Suomalainen discusses JRR’s current work, reflects on new challenges in the field and looks ahead to JRR’s 10th year of operations.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (19 June), JRR recalls the urgent need to prevent sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in conflict, and reaffirms its commitment to ending impunity for these serious crimes.
On 23 April, 2018, JRR and UN Women held an expert discussion and film screening in Geneva on the topic of “Investigating Conflict-Related SGBV: The Case of Syria and Iraq.”
JRR is pleased to announce Ms. Nina Suomalainen as its new Executive Director.
JRR, UN Women and Elkanodata have won a Webby Award, a prestigious international award honoring excellence on the internet.
UN Women and JRR welcome the report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, “I Lost My Dignity: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Syrian Arab Republic.”
After mentoring support from a JRR expert, the truth commission in Mali now has the tools it needs to bring together victims and gather truth, with method that is uniquely their own.
On the 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.