On February 23 2015, Justice Rapid Response Executive Director, Andras Vamos-Goldman facilitated a panel on the principle of “Do No Harm” at the expert meeting on “Documenting International Crimes in Syria”. The event was hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.
On February 20 2015, Justice Rapid Response Executive Director, Andras Vamos-Goldman, participated in a panel about the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war in ISIL-controlled areas and strategies to empower women. The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura, the Director of Research and Right to
The Justice Rapid Response (JRR) workshop for forensic experts was officially opened in Seoul on 12th October 2014. The workshop was held from 12 – 14 October 2014 in Seoul at the kind invitation of the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS), as well as the Asia-Pacific Medico-Legal Association (APMLA), on the margins of the
October 6, 2014 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced in the House of Commons today that Canada will undertake renewed action, in coordination with our allies and partners, to respond to the heinous acts of sexual violence and other human rights abuses being committed by ISIL, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and
An interview with Justice Rapid Response Executive Director was recently featured in the Conscious Content Global PERREAULT Magazine. As the October 2014 ‘Man With A Cause’, Andras Vamos-Goldman explains what JRR is doing and why it is important. “It is unacceptable that while we demand prompt, professional investigations of crimes in our neighbourhoods, we have to accept
The 26th Justice Rapid Response (JRR) training course on international criminal investigations was officially opened on 15 September 2014. The training is being held at the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C. until 19 September 2014. The course is taking place in collaboration with JRR’s long-standing exclusive training partner, the Institute for International
JRR welcomes the new Chair of its Executive Board, Finland, in the person of Ambassador Marjah Lehto. Ambassador Lehto has behind her nearly twenty years of diplomatic activity related to international peace and security as well as international law issues, mostly in a multilateral context (UN, EU, Council of Europe), and including negotiations on the
Justice Rapid Response (JRR) will be holding a Certification Workshop on how best to use the expertise of forensic professionals within teams investigating mass atrocity crimes. At the kind invitation of the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) and the World Forensic Festival, the JRR Workshop will be held from 12 – 14 October 2014
Justice Rapid Response, in partnership with UN Women and the Institute for International Criminal Investigations will be hosting a training course on “Investigating Cases of Sexual and Gender-based Violence as International Crimes” in Dakar, Senegal, from 1-7 November 2014 (Postponed). The training will be held at the kind invitation of the Minister of Justice of Senegal.
The UN Human Rights Council requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to urgently dispatch a mission to Iraq to investigate alleged violations and abuses of international human rights law allegedly committed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and associated terrorist groups, and to establish the facts