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GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER

Human Rights Through Rule of Law

New York, NY   |  www.globaljusticecenter.net

Mission

The Global Justice Center (GJC) works for peace, justice, and security by enforcing international laws that protect human rights and promote gender equality.

We promote "power, not pity" as we advocate a model for justice that embraces the following tenets:

Gender parity in power and under the law is essential to global security, justice, and prosperity for all.
Discriminatory political and legal systems that fail to enforce human rights or ensure equal protection to women must be challenged.
Progressive interpretation and enforcement of international law is a powerful catalyst for social and structural change and is necessary to establish a global "rule of law."

Ruling year info

2007

President

Akila Radhakrishnan

Main address

11 Hanover Square 6th Floor

New York, NY 10005 USA

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EIN

20-8734461

NTEE code info

International Human Rights (Q70)

Women's Rights (R24)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Global Justice Center (GJC) is a non-profit international organization that works to advance a global rule of law based on gender equality and human rights. The "rule of law" is based on the principle that all people and institutions are subject and accountable to law that is fairly applied and enforced. In the international arena, gender rights objectives and laws are agreed upon and codified into treaties signed by supporting countries. The challenge then becomes holding nations accountable for both interpretation and enforcement. GJC provides our global partners - both at the policy and grassroots levels - with strategies and tactics for addressing injustices in real time, moving hard-won legal rights from paper to practice.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Abortion Access in Conflict

This program aims to ensure that victims of rape in armed conflict are provided access to abortion as a matter of right to comprehensive and non-discriminatory medical care under international humanitarian law.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Victims and oppressed people

This program utilizes international law and international standards to challenge discriminatory legal policies and practices on sexual and gender-based violence.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

This program challenges US abortion funding restrictions, including the Helms Amendment, Global Gag Rule, and Domestic Gag Rule, as violations of international law.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

This program aims to ensure that individuals and states are held accountable for the commission of gender-based mass atrocities, including genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Global Justice Center (GJC) seeks success on two levels - positive change at the international level that diminishes the corrosive power of centuries of oppression and patriarchy, and positive change at the individual level that transforms the everyday lives, health, and safety of women and girls.

We seek to promote gender equality by focusing on two priority areas: (1) Fighting for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, and (2) Demanding Justice for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. Within these two priorities, GJC has four active programs:

1) "Abortion Access in Conflict" - advances sexual and reproductive rights in humanitarian crises.
2) "Illegal US Abortion Policy" - combats the United States' illegal and dangerous restrictions on abortion funding.
3) "Mass Atrocity Crimes" - ensures justice for gendered crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
4) "Discriminatory Legal Systems" - challenges legal systems that fail to serve justice for gender-based violence.

The Global Justice Center (GJC) brings a progressive, feminist lens and a human-rights based perspective to conversations and venues that have the greatest potential for global impact. GJC advocates for change using a three-pronged strategy:

1) Innovative Legal Analysis
2) Strategic Advocacy
3) Collaborative Partnerships

GJC's contribution to the field of international human rights is demonstrated by our solid legal analysis that advances advocacy efforts and supports governments as they work to fulfill their international legal obligations. Our innovative approach focuses on achieving gender equality by strengthening the implementation and enforcement of international humanitarian and human rights laws, and building the capacity of our grassroots partners to engage with human rights mechanisms.

GJC is a trusted partner and expert to NGOs, UN agencies, and domestic and international officials and policymakers. We provide training, model legal tools, advocacy talking points, strategic advice and direct assistance, and work to amplify the voices of grassroots actors.

This work is bolstered by GJC’s membership in the NGO Working Groups on the Security Council and on Women, Peace and Security, as well as the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises’ sub-groups on Safe Abortion Care and Advocacy and Accountability. With Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) consultative status, GJC engages with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the UN Secretariat, program, funds, and agencies.

It is GJC’s unique focus on using the law to embed gender equality—often in bold and innovative ways—as the cornerstone of our advocacy that sets us apart from our peer groups in these spaces.

Since 2005, GJC has made significant progress towards our mission. A few key accomplishments include:

- Pioneering the argument that international humanitarian law protects the right to abortion for girls and women raped in war and gaining recognition of this argument by the governments of the UK, the Netherlands and France, the European Union, the UN Security Council and the Global Study on Security Resolution 1325.

- Having rape and sexual violence included and prosecuted as crimes against humanity and genocide, using the international definitions of these crimes as established by the Rome Statue, in the trials of the Iraqi High Tribunal.

- Producing groundbreaking legal analyses of the role of gender in mass atrocity crimes, including the first comprehensive legal analyses of the gender-based crimes committed against the Rohingya in Burma and the gender-based crimes committed by Daesh under the Rome Statue.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gretchen Freeman Cappio

Keller Rohrback L.L.P.

Term: 2021 -

Tracy Higgins

Leitner Center for International Law and Justice

Elisabeth Wickeri

Leitner Center for International Law and Justice

Scott Jackson

Global Impact

Gretchen Freeman Cappio

Keller Rohrback LLP

Jelena Pia-Comella

Global Action Against Mass Atrocities (GAAMAC)

Viren Mascarenhas

King & Spalding LLP

Shefali Salwan

CEO Works

Yalda Afshar

University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

Gretchen Cappio

Keller Rohrback LLP

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/7/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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