Starting in the mid-1990s, Human Rights First’s International Justice program made substantial contributions to the establishment of international tribunals and courts with jurisdiction over war crimes and crimes against humanity, including genocide. We played a key role in the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and assisted a number of states parties with the process of implementing the provisions of the statute of the court (the Rome Statute) in their national legal systems. The Crimes Against Humanity program continued to engage with the ICC and other international courts, focusing on ensuring that courts are able to conduct successful investigations and prosecutions in the various cases they undertake. By promoting an integrated and effective international justice system, capable of providing justice and accountability for genocide and other crimes against humanity, Human Rights First worked to combat impunity and thus deter the occurrence of further such egregious human rights violations.
- HRF’s work on International Justice
- International & Other Criminal Courts
- Universal Jurisdiction
- Remedies in U.S. Courts: the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) & Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA)
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