UN Women and JRR welcome the report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, “I Lost My Dignity: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Syrian Arab Republic.”
When Mali created a truth commission to address decades of conflict, it soon required specialized expertise. JRR deployed a transitional justice expert to assist with its strategy for collecting statements from victims of conflict. Working together, the truth commission now has the tools it needs to bring together victims and gather truth, with method that is uniquely their own.
Exposing patterns of crimes involving children can help to hold perpetrators accountable and ensure survivors’ access to justice. On this International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, JRR calls upon all governments, civil society groups or others dealing with serious crimes involving children to always ensure individuals and investigatory bodies utilize dedicated expertise for this work.
Join JRR on Monday, 4 December for a side event at the Sixteenth Session of the Assembly of States Parties: “The Professionalization of the Investigation of International Crimes: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”
In this op-ed for Just Security, Andras Vamos-Goldman argues that when evidence collection is increasingly preceding the establishment of specific rules of procedure and evidence, the use of professional expertise is even more critical.
Justice Rapid Response (JRR) and UN Women will be holding a course on Investigating Cases of Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) as International Crimes from the 16th to 26th July 2018 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with its partner the Institute for International Criminal Read More
The Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) and Justice Rapid Response (JRR) will hold an Advanced Course on Investigation of Crimes and Violations Involving Children (AICVIC) on 4-8 December 2017 in The Hague.
The course is a continuation of the JRR-IICI effort to increase Read More