Somalis Flee to Ethiopia Refugee Camps. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Executive Director Cynthia Tai Receives Champion for Social Justice Award from the Hawaii State Bar Association

PEJ is proud to announce that Executive Director, Cynthia Tai, has been chosen to receive the 2020 Champion for Social Justice Award from the Hawai’i State Bar Association! Cynthia was nominated by the HSBA Awards Committee, and others for her extraordinary efforts to seek and preserve justice through her work as a local judge, a…

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We’re Hiring! Managing Investigator and Lawyer in Ethiopia

Terms of Reference Position: Managing Investigator and Lawyer Location : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Duration: 18 months, 3 month probation period Contract Type: Consultancy Contract Compensation: Commensurate with experience About Project Expedite Justice Founded in 2016, Project Expedite Justice (PEJ) assists survivors of atrocities and serious human rights abuses in seeking justice through all available legal…

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Ouverture d’une Information Judiciaire sur le rôle présumé de BNP Paribas dans les crimes et atrocités commis au Soudan

PARIS, France – Le 26 août 2020, une information judiciaire a été ouverte devant le Pôle “Crimes contre l’humanité, crimes et délits de guerre” du Tribunal de Paris à l’encontre de BNP Paribas S.A. concernant sa complicité présumée dans les crimes de masse commis au Soudan. Cela se produit presque un an après la plainte…

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Judicial Investigation Opened Into BNP Paribas’ Role in Atrocities in Sudan

PARIS, France – On 26 August 2020, a judicial investigation was opened into BNP Paribas S.A.’s alleged role in mass atrocities in Sudan before the war crimes unit (pôle crimes contre l’humanité, crimes et délits de guerre) of the Tribunal of Paris, nearly a year after Project Expedite Justice (PEJ), the International Federation for Human…

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War Crimes Victims Accuse French Bank of Complicity in Sudan Regime Abuses

PARIS – Sudanese victims of war crimes Thursday filed a criminal complaint against French bank BNP Parisbas for alleged complicity in human rights abuses committed by Sudan’s regime. BNP Parisbas has been targeted before over its dealings with Sudan. In 2015, a U.S. judge sentenced the bank to five years of probation and fined it…

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Sudanese victims ask French judges to investigate BNP Paribas’ role in atrocities

Nine Sudanese victims, supported by FIDH and Project Expedite Justice, have filed a criminal complaint today targeting BNP Paribas for alleged complicity in crimes against humanity, torture, and genocide that took place in Sudan, as well as financial offences. This complaint marks the first attempt to hold the French bank criminally responsible for alleged complicity…

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The ASEAN Post: ASEAN is Epicentre of Human Trafficking

By: Maizura Ismail, 31 July 2018: The discovery of 28 abandoned human-trafficking camps and multiple unmarked mass graves in the dense jungle of Wang Kelian near the Thai-Malaysia border in May 2015 sent a shock wave through ASEAN and the rest of the world. Almost 800 victims were suspected to have been held in squalid…

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HRW World Report 2018: Sudan

According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), Sudan’s human rights record continued to be defined by government repression and violations of basic civil and political rights, restriction of religious freedoms, and disregard for obligations on civilian protection under international humanitarian law. In Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and other government-aligned…

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Phnom Penh Post: Police stepping up operations to combat human trafficking

By: Mech Dara, 23 May 2018: The National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) said on Tuesday that operations against human trafficking and sexual exploitation networks are increasing. Last year, the National Police, judicial working groups, and municipal and provincial prosecutors, cracked down on 159 such cases. This is an increase of 72.82 percent on the 92…

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Check out Freedom Collaborative’s Online Platform to Combat Human Trafficking

The Freedom Collaborative Program is the first online service platform to facilitate connectivity, knowledge-sharing and cross-border cooperation among anti-trafficking stakeholders. To achieve a significant reduction in slavery and forced labor, those on the frontline—NGOs, investigators, researchers and lawyers—must collaborate to a much greater extent.

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