Colombia is breaking new ground in addressing SGBV crimes committed during its 50-year conflict. A special court, the JEP, has been given an initial 15-year mandate to investigate and prosecute the conflict’s worst crimes.
Given the impact of the COVID-19 virus and measures taken across the world, Justice Rapid Response has reassessed its planned activities for the next few weeks.
Applying child rights expertise to investigations in armed conflict can bring about more immediate impact for both girls and boys, agreed panellists at an event hosted 30 January by Justice Rapid Response at the UN in New York.
Justice Rapid Response Executive Director Nina Suomalainen highlights how 2019 has been marked by a number of interesting developments in the field of international justice.
Senior Prosecutor for Uganda Florence Akello and Justice Rapid Response Roster expert and barrister Serena Gates shared their experiences of working on the Thomas Kwoyelo case in Uganda.
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 was
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.
JRR expert and police investigator Rabiaa El Garani gives a moving account of her efforts to gather evidence of crimes perpetrated against Yazidi girls and women in Iraq.