Advocacy

We engage in advocacy to ensure the successful initiation and development of legal action as well as long-lasting systemic change. We target decision-makers in national governments, international bodies, and the corporate world to press for legal and policy reforms that strengthen accountability. And we use communications across multiple channels to raise the visibility of the issues, amplify the voices of the survivors, and broaden the deterrent effect of this work.

 

TrialWatch may engage in advocacy during a trial: for example, to demand an end to a specific violation, such as arbitrary detention, or to signal to the authorities that the proceedings are being watched. After trial, based on its Fairness Report, TrialWatch also engages in post-trial advocacy by, for instance, filing an amicus brief supporting a domestic appeal or by taking a complaint to a regional or international body on behalf of a detainee. Advocacy may also include pursuing systemic change to the underlying unfair laws or processes including through a Global Justice Ranking that we are building.

The Docket engages in advocacy to ensure the successful initiation and development of legal action as well as long-lasting systemic change. We target decision-makers in national governments, international bodies, and the corporate world to press for legal and policy reforms that strengthen accountability. And we use communications across multiple channels to raise the visibility of the issues, amplify the voices of the survivors, and broaden the deterrent effect of this work.

 

Waging Justice for Women will use legal avenues to overturn unfair laws, help victims get redress and bring perpetrators to justice. We will also establish women-for-women legal aid clinics to provide free legal support for women to secure legal remedies and bring about systemic change. The initiative aims to work with local groups on strategic litigation and over time to establish women-for-women legal aid clinics in target countries.

The Sentry provides evidence and strategies for governments, banks, and law enforcement to hold the perpetrators and enablers of violence and corruption to account. These efforts provide new leverage for human rights, peace, and anti-corruption efforts. We advocate for the use of tools of financial and legal pressure, including anti-money laundering and illicit finance measures, targeted network sanctions, criminal prosecutions, compliance actions by banks and other private companies, and asset recovery.

Legal Advocacy

When an injustice occurs, we will carry out or fund legal advocacy in regional or international forums to try to right the wrongs we have witnessed, or to bring attention to them on a global scale. This can involve both individuals and corporations complicit in international crimes as well as representing people who have been the victims of unfair trials.

For example: