Tagged “human rights violations”

July 10, 2023

Human rights violations are grave offenses that undermine the inherent dignity and freedoms of individuals. Across the globe, countless people continue to suffer from various forms of abuse, ranging from arbitrary detention and forced disappearance to sexual and gender-based violence, genocide, summary execution, torture, and war crimes. It is crucial to shed light on these violations,...

July 10, 2023

Crimes against humanity represent a heinous category of acts committed as part of a systematic and widespread attack against civilian populations. These acts, which often include murder, torture, rape, and persecution on various grounds, leave indelible scars on communities and individuals. Despite the absence of a codified international convention, efforts are underway to establish a treaty...

July 10, 2023

Forced disappearance , a grave violation of human rights, involves the abduction of individuals by state officials or their agents without any legal process. These victims are taken away against their will, and the authorities refuse to acknowledge their abduction or reveal their fate. This sinister practice has been employed by governments in various countries, including Honduras, Chile,...

July 10, 2023

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) represents a grave violation of human rights, inflicting immense physical, psychological, and emotional harm upon its victims. This form of violence targets individuals based on their gender, perpetuating a cycle of inequality, discrimination, and fear. Women and girls bear the brunt of SGBV, experiencing violence both in times of peace and conflict,...

July 10, 2023

Genocide stands as one of the most heinous crimes against humanity, characterized by the deliberate intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group. The Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) has been instrumental in holding perpetrators accountable for these grave violations through landmark cases such as the Guatemala Genocide Case and the Khmer...

July 10, 2023

Summary execution , also known as extrajudicial killing, constitutes a gross violation of human rights. It involves the unlawful execution of individuals without a proper trial or due process, often used as a means to instill fear and maintain control over a population. The Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) is at the forefront of challenging summary executions by bringing cases...

July 10, 2023

Torture , one of the most egregious violations of human rights, inflicts severe physical or mental pain on individuals and is strictly prohibited under international law. The Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) plays a pivotal role in identifying and prosecuting perpetrators of torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment. 

July 10, 2023

War crimes represent some of the most heinous violations of human rights, where individuals can be held criminally responsible for actions committed during armed conflicts. The Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) is a prominent non-governmental organization dedicated to bringing civil and criminal cases against human rights abusers, particularly for war crimes. 

June 11, 2023

In this blog post, we will explore the right to life, liberty, and security of a person , its definition, historical context, significance, challenges, and ways to contribute to its protection. This fundamental human right ensures that every individual is entitled to the preservation of life, freedom from arbitrary detention, and protection from torture or cruel treatment. Let's delve into...

June 11, 2023

In this blog post, we will explore the concept of the right to equality, its definition, the UN entity that regulates it, its significance, examples from history, challenges, and ways to contribute to its realization. The right to equality is a fundamental human right that ensures fairness, non-discrimination, and equal treatment for all individuals.