We founded the Clooney Foundation for Justice because we believe in a world where human rights are protected and no one is above the law.

Justice, like war, must be waged; it doesn’t just happen on its own. So we gather evidence of mass human rights abuses, provide free legal support to victims and work to ensure that perpetrators are held to account. The fight for justice has some difficult foes and we are staring down some alarming global trends.

Since it was founded CFJ has grown every year, and now works in more than 40 countries. We are actively investigating war crimes in Ukraine, monitoring sham trials targeting women and journalists and fighting against a global trend of authoritarianism that seeks to punish those who speak truth to power.

Amal Clooney talks to Nadia Murad at the UN

For many of the causes we take on, it can be years before we see a clear path to justice.

CFJ continues to work on issues that have long faded from the headlines. This includes representing Yazidi women who were raped and enslaved by ISIS, supporting survivors of atrocities in Congo and Sudan, and battling the epidemic of discrimination and violence against women and girls worldwide.

We are in the fight for justice for the long haul, no matter how difficult the journey.

CFJ Co-Founders George and Amal Clooney at the TrialWatch Conference

We founded the Clooney Foundation for Justice to hold perpetrators of mass atrocities accountable for their crimes, and to help victims in their fight for justice.

Amal and George Clooney
Our Story - Clooney Foundation For Justice

Our Initiatives

Here at the Clooney Foundation for Justice, we provide free legal support to victims of abuses of power. Each of our programs aims to fight systemic injustice against vulnerable communities: journalists, women and girls, democracy defenders, LGBTQ+ persons and minorities.

When journalists are locked up for doing their job, we try to get them out of prison. When women and girls are denied equal treatment, we help them fight for their rights through the courts.