The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called attention to the plight of 420 million children worldwide living in conflict-affected areas in its annual Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict on 2 August. The debate focused on killing and maiming as one of the six grave violations against children in conflict, and on the
The conviction of Ntaganda in July marks the first time that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has found a defendant guilty of the crime of sexual slavery, and the first time that the ICC has held a commander responsible for sexual crimes perpetrated by his troops against members of their own forces. Ntaganda’s conviction for
Justice Rapid Response (JRR), in partnership with the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI), held a training course in The Hague, the Netherlands, for experts supporting United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Sanctions Committees, from 29 July to 2 August 2019.
The creation of a hybrid tribunal can play a crucial role in bringing justice to the Yazidi, agreed participants of a workshop convened in Duhok, Iraq, by Yazda, a civil society organization aimed at raising international awareness about the genocide and protecting the Yazidi people.
Justice Rapid Response recently advertised, for the first time, the need for digital and information technology experts in the call for nominations to its Roster recruitment course. We sat down with Nina Suomalainen, Justice Rapid Response’s Executive Director, to find out more about these evolving Roster needs.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and stress the importance of preventing sexual violence by addressing its root causes, including gender inequality.
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.
Justice Rapid Response and UN Women signed a memorandum of understanding to advance their partnership on justice for sexual and gender-based violence.
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.