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We make law.

CJA has developed key legal doctrine that sets standards for international human rights prosecutions.

We uphold truth & dignity.

“Survivors of torture around the world will not be silenced. With the help of CJA we are rising up to hold our abusers accountable.” – Nobel Prize winner and CJA client Rigoberta Menchú Tum.

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CJA has won favorable verdicts in every case that has gone to trial.

News

Survivors of Yazidi genocide seek justice in U.S. court for crimes committed by ISIL member Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar (aka “Umm Sayyaf”)

MEDIA ADVISORY & BACKGROUND WHAT: Survivors of Yazidi genocide seek justice in U.S. court for crimes committed by ISIL member Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar (aka “Umm Sayyaf”) WHEN: October 15, 2021, 10 a.m. Eastern Time WHERE: United States District

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IN LANDMARK RULING, FEDERAL COURT HOLDS FORMER HEAD OF COLOMBIAN PARAMILITARY RESPONSIBLE FOR EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLING

Family of slain Colombian community leader wins suit after decades-long struggle for justice Media Contact Lisa Cohen 310-395-2544 lisa@lisacohen.org Miami, FL (September 28, 2021) – Yesterday, a federal court in Florida ruled that former Colombian par

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U.S. Court Finds Former Liberian Military Commander Liable for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Colonel Moses Thomas held responsible for the 1990 massacre of 600 civilians sheltering in a church Media Contact: Lisa Cohen (310) 395-2544 / lisa@lisacohen.org Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 16, 2021 In a historic decision released today, a Pe

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