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.
Justice Rapid Response has deployed its 100th mission. Like the 99 that came before it, this mission is providing investigative expertise to ensure credible accountability can be realized for victims of mass atrocity crimes and serious human rights violations.
From 16-24 November, the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court will convene in The Hague for its 15th annual meeting. On the 16 November, JRR will deliver its Annual General Report, which reviews its accomplishments in 2016 and reviews its strategic direction for 2017.
Justice Rapid Response was selected by UBS as one of the 12 finalists from Switzerland for the first Social Innovators program. JRR’s demonstrable impact leads to an unwavering vision of a world where recurring cycles of conflict can be ended by dealing with past wrongs through credible accountability.