2024 Virtual Gala – Hope, Solidarity & Justice

April 29 to May 3, 2024 • Virtual

This year, the Center for Justice and Accountability celebrates the trailblazers and innovators who are advancing what’s possible for human rights and justice.


2023 Gala – Bringing Justice Home

April 4, 2023  • SF MOMA

This year, the Center for Justice and Accountability celebrates the trailblazers and innovators who are advancing what’s possible for human rights and justice.

2022 Virtual Gala – Innovating for Justice

May 9-13, 2022  • Virtual

This year, the Center for Justice and Accountability celebrates the trailblazers and innovators who are advancing what’s possible for human rights and justice.

2021 Un-gala – Human Rights Begin at Home

May 24-28, 2021  • Virtual

Please join us at your home for the Center for Justice and Accountability’s Un-Gala as we celebrate our 2021 award winners, human rights, and international justice.

2020 Annual Human Rights Gala

March 26, 2020  • Virtual

Please join the Center for Justice and Accountability as we celebrate the contributions of CJA co-founder Gerald Gray, recognize the women and girls seeking justice for the Yazidi genocide, and honor Debevoise & Plimpton for its work towards ensuring perpetrators of atrocity crimes are held accountable.

Human Rights Night 2018

December 12, 2018  • San Francisco

Celebrate Human Rights Day 2018 with Bay Area defenders of human rights and social justice! We will reflect on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and hear updates from co-sponsoring organizations. Wine and light appetizers will be served.

When: December 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: ACLU of Northern California, 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco

Closing The Impunity Gap: A Pragmatic Approach To Universal Jurisdiction

December 11, 2018  • Africa

Are you attending the Assembly of States Parties in the Hague next Tuesday? Come hear CJA’s Carmen Cheung, Karim Ahmed Khan (Head of UN Investigative Team for ISIL) and Civitas’s Alain Warner for their panel discussion: Closing the Impunity Gap: a pragmatic approach to universal jurisdiction. At 1800.

When: December 12, 2018
Where: The Hauge, World Forum – Africa

Human Rights #GivingTuesday Happy Hour

November 27, 2018  • San Francisco

Please join The Center for Justice and Accountability’s Professional Network for Human Rights for a #GivingTuesday happy hour to kick off the holiday season by giving back and connecting with human rights supporters in the Bay Area.

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: The Forgery, 1525 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
How Much: Free
How To RSVP: At Eventbrite

Faces of Genocide Premiere

November 11, 2018  • San Francisco

Faces of Genocide explores the shameful succession of genocidal atrocities in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Survivors of genocide speak for themselves in this short form documentary (32 min.) about the culture of cruelty that humanity has allowed to endure. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with survivors and a leading human rights scholar who are in the film.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)
4:30 pm: Check-in begins5:00 pm: Film screening
5:45 pm: Panel Discussion

  • C. Dixon Osburn, Executive Director, Center for Justice and Accountability
  • Beth Van Schaack, Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights, Stanford Law School
  • Chivy Sok
  • Ramajana Hidic Demirovic

Where: Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason 2 Marina Boulevard, Building C, San Francisco, CA 94131

PNHR Happy Hour

October 23, 2018 • San Francisco

Please join us for a happy hour to learn about, and meet members of, The Center for Justice and Accountability’s Professional Network for Human Rights.

When: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)
Where: Dada Bar: 65 Post Street, San Francisco
How Much: Free
RSVP required: Please email PNHR@CJA.ORG

International Law Decisions – Supreme Court 2017-2018 Term

October 22, 2018 • San Francisco

Present By The International Law and Practice Section

CJA Senior Staff Attorney Daniel McLaughlin will participate in a panel discussion regarding last year’s monumental Supreme Court rulings on “Epic Systems v. Lewis” and “Jesner v Arab Bank, PLC”. Hosted by the SF Bar Association, the discussion is open to the public and will include the latest legal developments following both decisions.

When: Monday, October 22, 2018 – 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Where: BASF Conference Center: 301 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (3rd Floor)
How Much: 

BASF Student Member   Complimentary
Government   $30.00
Nonprofit   $30.00
Section Member   $30.00
BASF Member   $40.00
Non-Member   $55.00

Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander from the Holocaust to Today

October 22, 2018 • San Francisco

CJA is proud to co-host Amos N. Guiora, Professor of Law University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law who will discuss his new book: The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander from the Holocaust to Today. Professor Guiora is a significant contributor to “Bystander—Duty to Act” legislation in Utah and is engaging with legislators and Attorneys General across the country on the topic. In his book, Professor Guiora discusses the bystander – victim relationship from a deeply personal and legal perspective, focusing first on the Holocaust and then exploring cases in contemporary society.

When: Monday, October 22, 2018 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: San Francisco, CA – venue provided at registration
How Much: Free

Happy Hour Discussion on Migrants’ Rights Under Attack & Under Review

October 17, 2018 • San Francisco

Join us for a panel discussion on local advocates’ efforts to protect migrants’ rights amid the many developments of the past 20 months.

You are invited to mingle and connect with fellow human rights advocates before and after the panel. Wine and light appetizers will be served.

The panel is hosted by the International Justice Resource Center (IJRC), with the co-sponsorship of partner organizations including the Center for Justice & Accountability, Asylum Access, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). The panel is part of IJRC’s “Human Rights Happy Hour” discussion series to bring local advocates together to hear updates, and build connections, on timely rights issues.

When: October 17, 2018, 5:30pm to 8:30pm (Q&A beginning at 6:00pm and ending by 7:30pm)
Where: ACLU of Northern California, 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco

Blockchain in the Changing Landscape of Human Rights

October 1, 2018 • San Francisco

Please join CJA’s Professional Network for Human Rights for this happy hour and a thought-provoking discussion on emerging and potential blockchain & cryptocurrency use cases in the human rights space. Experts from Stellar, Blockstate, BlueVista, The Center for Justice and Accountability, and Stanford Law will share their insights, focusing on how the overlap of human rights and blockchain technology can lead to new solutions for both fields.

When: Monday, October 1, 2018 – 6:30/Appetizers & Donation Bar 7:30/Program
Where: Google Community Space – 188 The Embarcadero (enter on Steuart Street), San Francisco
How Much: $10 donation suggested
How To: All attendees must register through Eventbrite REGISTER

Light appetizers will be served and there will be a donation bar. All event proceeds will go directly to The Center for Justice & Accountability. Check out the event on Facebook and share with friends!

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Press Conference followed by a Coffee Break

September 25, 2018 11:30am • Liberia

Come hear renowned experts address the rapidly growing movement for war crimes trials in Liberia. 80 National and International Civil Society Groups have issued a letter to President Weah urging him to use his trip to the United Nations to endorse reparations for victims of Liberia’s civil wars-era atrocities.

The #Quest4Liberia is rapidly gaining momentum. Come hear experts discuss the Open Letter to Weah and what they hope will happen next in our #Quest4Justice


  • Counsellor Tiawan Gongloe, Renowned Human Rights Lawyer
  • Danieletta Sleyon, Foundation for Human Rights and Democracy
  • Hassan Bility, Director Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP)
  • Adama Dempster, Secretary General, National Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy Platform of Liberia

When:  Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 11:30am
Where: Located at iCampus 150 Carey Street, Monrovia, Liberia 1000

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Transitional Justice and Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity in Tunisia

September 18, 2018 • Los Angeles

Join CJA’s Senior Legal Advisor Kathy Roberts and Professor Belghith Brahim of the Higher Institute of Technolo­gies of Kairaouan, Tunisia as they discuss the transitional justice process in Tunisia. Hosted by USC Gould Law.

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – 12pm-1:30pm
Where: USC Gould Musick Law Building, Room 103 (699 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90089)

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Screening of Under The Wire followed by a Livestreamed Panel Discussion and Q&A

September 6, 2018 • London

A documentary telling the incredible story of Paul Conroy and Marie Colvin’s fateful mission in war-ravaged Syria.

When: Thursday, September 6th, 2018, 7:00 PM
Where: London @ Frontline Club: 13 Norfolk Pl, Paddington, London W2 1QJ, UK

Tune in live on Frontline Club’s YouTube Channel Thursday, Sept 6 (9:40 pm Beirut / 8:40 pm London / 3:40 pm New York /12:40 pm San Francisco) for a panel discussion on the life of Marie Colvin. #UnderTheWire #MarieColvin

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