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