All victims and survivors of international crimes and serious human rights violations have access to justice, contributing to peaceful and inclusive societies.
Justice Rapid Response partners with international, national and civil society actors by providing them with prompt, impartial and professional expertise, tailored to each context, to investigate international crimes and serious human rights violations and to promote the rights and access to justice of victims and survivors.
Swift, impartial and well conducted investigations are the necessary basis for uncovering the truth and holding accountable those who are responsible for mass atrocities. This is especially true for those most responsible, who order or condone such acts, as they are often in positions of leadership far away from the actual events. Having the right experts responding quickly to identify, collect, preserve and report on such evidence is key.
Unless we secure evidence to hold perpetrators accountable, we will not be able to bring justice to victims, their families, and their communities. Bringing justice is essential to breaking the cycle of atrocity-laced violence in countries whose populations have too long suffered under this burden. This, in turn, can be the spark that generates a real chance for lasting peace for these societies.