The Canadian Centre for International Justice is a charitable organization that works with survivors of genocide, torture and other atrocities to seek redress and bring perpetrators to justice.
What is international justice?
Thousands of people around the world and even some here in Canada are denied justice every day. Too often, there is no justice against those who plan and carry out atrocities, especially against people in war-torn regions, refugees, and immigrants.
Between 25-30% of refugees & immigrants globally (including in Canada) have experienced torture, rape, mutilation, or the murder or disappearance of loved ones. In most cases, no one is punished for the crimes.
At a human level, justice provides critical healing to survivors of crimes.
At a societal level, justice is a deterrent to genocides, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
There are two important parts of the international justice equation: justice for the survivors of crime, and consequences for the perpetrators.
Canada has a greater role to play in developing the global system of justice that includes international courts and tribunals. We can all contribute to strengthening that system while supporting survivors.