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.
JRR expert Eliott Behar shares his personal reflections on the work of an international justice practitioner.
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.