The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) advocates for justice through accountability for human rights abuses around the world.
We believe that justice means fighting for the rights of individuals unfairly targeted by oppressive governments through the courts: this is what we do through our TrialWatch program. We work to expose the corruption that fuels grave human rights violations through our other flagship programs: The Sentry, which “follows the dirty money” of human rights abusers to ensure that they face financial consequences through targeted network sanctions, anti-money laundering measures, and other policy instruments; and The Docket, which aims to trigger criminal prosecutions and civil claims against individual and corporate actors who profit from war crimes and human rights abuse. In January 2022, we launched Waging Justice for Women, a natural culmination of the work fighting for women’s rights our other initiatives have had at the heart of their work.
This initiative monitors trials of journalists, women, democracy-defenders, LGBTQ persons and minorities, and advocates for those who are unjustly imprisoned.
This initiative investigates grave human rights abuses to trigger trials that bring perpetrators to justice.