Global Justice Center

  • The Global Justice Center (GJC) is a human rights legal organization that develops innovative strategies to enforce international law.
  • With projects in Burma, Iraq, Sierra Leone and U.S. foreign policy, the GJC applies a unique twofold approach to its human rights work. The GJC equips local leaders in project countries with the legal strategies to promote justice and equality rights using international law. The GJC also focuses on the UN Security Council’s enforcement of international humanitarian law … (about 1/2 /Mission).

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About 2/2 /Mission: … Our work is based on three founding principles: 

  • 1. Implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is essential to justice, peace and security. Such implementation requires a global law regime with national and international courts enforcing international rights guarantees as a matter of course.
  • 2. A global human rights regime is neither “global” nor “rights” based unless de facto gender equality is a foundational principle. This means gender parity in decision making positions and that laws infringing on women’s rights, including pregnancy related laws, be invalidated.
  • 3. International human rights law requires States to take positive measures to ensure that entrenched patriarchal legal and political systems are dismantled. Courts enforcing international instruments like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ICCPR or CEDAW must address issues of systemic discrimination. For example, courts examining women’s lack of access to justice must scrutinize the causal effect of a male-only judiciary.

The Global Justice Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide.

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