Annual Reports


2019 – 2020

At CJA, we have always known that home is where human rights begin, take root, and flourish. Learn more about how CJA is taking action to advance human rights at home for us and our international partners.

CJA Annual Report FY 17-18


July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

CJA’s Vision is a world in which justice thrives – where every nation has the capacity and willingness to prosecute human rights criminals and achieve justice for those most marginalized in society.

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20 Year Impact Report

Reflect on 20 years of CJA history by revisiting monumental cases ranging from Bosnia to Chile to Syria among many others.

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July 2015 – June 2016

CJA’s fight for justice continues across the world. In this report, you will read about litigation in Haiti and the first war crimes case filed against the Syrian regime.

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July 2014 – June 2015

From Chile to Cambodia to Colombia, continue to fight justice and accountability for survivors and victims.

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July 2013 – June 2014

We have brought the fight against human rights abusers to courtrooms across the globe—from the United States to Spain to Cambodia. In this report you will read about the impact of your support as we continue to represent survivors and their families in their efforts to attain accountability.



July 2012 – June 2013

Now, more than ever, CJA’s work is making an impact.  As the leading U.S.-based organization pursuing cases against human rights abusers, we now represent over 200 survivors from twenty different countries.  From Colombia to Liberia and Haiti to Cambodia, we work side by side with our partners throughout the world to hold abusers accountable and to heal and empower survivors and their communities.  Our cases address abuses ranging from the genocide of 200,000 Mayans in Guatemala to the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians at the hands of the Khmer Rouge.

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July 2011 – June 2012

In 2011 – 2012 CJA was able to break ground in human rights litigation yet again.  As we entered our fifteenth year, it is clear that we have hit our stride in developing innovative and strategic litigation tactics to address some of the most emblematic human rights crimes of the modern era and give voice to our courageous clients.  This year, we served 200 clients, including 178 torture survivors and 22 relatives of people who were tortured or disappeared.  Our docket includes 15 civil, criminal, and administrative cases against 45 human rights abusers from seven countries: Cambodia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Somali, and the United States.

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July 2010 – June 2011

In 2010 – 2011 from Central America, to the Horn of Africa and Cambodia, our accountability work has taken wing internationally and our mission for accountability took deeper root in the United States. This year, we served 194 clients, including 176 torture survivors and relatives of people who were tortured or disappeared. Our clients come from a total of 21 countries. We increased our docket of high profile human rights cases and investigations, while expanding our transitional justice efforts in Argentina, Cambodia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, and Somaliland.

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July 2009 – June 2010

2009-2010 was a year of continued growth for the organization, in which we worked with a total of 176 clients, including 144 torture survivors and 32 relatives of people who were tortured or disappeared from 20 countries. We increased our docket of high profile human rights cases and investigations, while continuing to successfully litigate existing cases. Our transitional justice work has expanded to Argentina, Cambodia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru.

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July 2008 – June 2009

2008-2009, our tenth anniversary year, was one of significant growth from both a programmatic and infrastructure perspective. On the program side, CJA and our pro bono co-counsel worked on thirteen civil and criminal law suits against 41 human rights abusers from eight countries. Our investigations docket included twelve investigations. We worked with a total of 151 clients, including 133 torture survivors and eleven relatives of people who were tortured or disappeared from twenty-one countries.

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January 2007 – June 2008

2007-2008 was a major tipping point for this organization in which the incremental hard work of our attorneys and pro bono network, and the continued willingness of our clients to publicly speak the truth against human rights abuses combined to produce extraordinary results. In May 2008, with the distribution of $580,000 to Haitian torture and massacre survivors, CJA crossed the one million dollar mark in assets recovered from human rights abusers.