We work with national or international prosecutors to help fill evidential gaps for cases to be triggered. We collaborate with law firms and private sector experts to file cases and represent victims. The Docket’s legal experts determine which forum will provide the best path to justice and how to support survivors in pursuing criminal trials and civil remedies.

Evidence Against Antiquities Looters

Three networks of illegal antiquities smugglers and dealers were the subject of a year-long investigation by our team. We’ve now shared the evidence we gathered showed the networks’ alleged complicity in war crimes by ISIS and other armed groups in the Middle East with a European war crimes prosecution office.

Former Sudanese president Omar Bashir standing in a car surrounded by supporters

Pursuing Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity in Darfur

In June 2005, against the backdrop ongoing conflict in Darfur, the ICC Prosecutor decided to open an investigation into Darfur following their assessment of the admissibility of the situation to the Court. In 2020-2021 CFJ Co-Founder Amal Clooney represented 126 Darfuri victims of Mr. Kushayb’s alleged crimes and acted as their appointed Legal Representative before the International Criminal Court.

She did so in collaboration with lawyers from the Docket who co-represented the victims in the case and, together with experts from the Sentry, led outreach efforts with the survivor community. In July 2021, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the ICC issued a decision confirming all charges brought by the Prosecutor against the suspect, with the trial expected to begin in April 2022. Ms Clooney now acts as the Special Adviser to the Prosecutor of the ICC on Darfur.

Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit

Taking Action Against Conflict Gold In The DRC

In a team effort with The Sentry, we successfully supported prosecutors in a European jurisdiction in the opening of a criminal investigation into international crimes by a European company involved in trading gold from the Great Lakes region in Africa.

Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern Congo, February 23, 2009. Civil conflict in Congo has been driven for more than a decade by the violent struggle for control over the country's vast natural resources, including gold, diamonds and timber, most of which is exploited using hard manual labour. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)