The International Justice Project (IJP) is an independent, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization based in Newark, New Jersey. Since its founding, the IJP has worked tirelessly to advance its mission of promoting human rights through the rule of law and providing holistic support to victims of the world’s most heinous crimes–genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. To do so, we engage in four key areas of work:
1. Casework: The co-founders of the IJP are members of the List of Counsel and admitted to practice law at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. They represent victims participating in the case against Sudanese President Bashir and the Darfur Situation. The IJP does not engage in the practice of law, but instead, we support the victims in this process and assist individuals seeking to submit applications for participation in the ICC proceedings.
2. Advocacy: We advocate for the end of impunity and the advancement of victims’ rights at the ICC and other international tribunals. In particular, we galvanize and work with activists, lawyers, NGOs, educational institutions, and other organizations committed to justice, peacemaking, and reconciliation to find ways to promote victims’ rights and the cause of justice.
3. Training: We train and educate lawyers, intermediaries, advocates, activists, and other interested parties on human rights and international criminal law around the world.
4. Programs: Through our health and rehabilitation programs, we help rebuild the lives of victims of physical, emotional, and psychological harm, which ensued as a result of international crimes and human rights violations.