Today, a dangerous message is being sent to Guatemala’s internal armed conflict (1) survivors and human rights defenders, as the global attention span slowly drifts away from the country’s transitional justice efforts and the fight against impunity.
After an initial 354 deployments, find out what Justice Rapid Response’s legacy is so far. Read our 2019 Annual Report.
Justice Rapid Response, like most organizations, has had to adopt alternative methods of working as the coronavirus pandemic restricted travel for experts on its roster.
There has been a disturbing increase in violence perpetrated against children in conflicts worldwide, coupled with almost total impunity.
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.