PROJECTS

UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION CONVENING SERIES

AVENUES TO ACCOUNTABILITY: UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION AND ASIA

From 26-28 April 2022, the Asia Justice Coalition (AJC) secretariat held its third in a series of convenings on universal jurisdiction. This closed-door workshop brought together a diverse group of experts to focus on the barriers and opportunities for universal criminal jurisdiction (hereafter universal jurisdiction) in Asia.

UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION CONVENING SERIES
UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION AND THE ‘GLOBAL SOUTH’: REVIEWING AND REFRAMING
CONVENING NOTE

From 25-27 January 2022, the Asia Justice Coalition (AJC) secretariat held its second in a series of convenings on universal jurisdiction. This closed-door workshop brought together a diverse group of experts to focus on the barriers and opportunities for universal jurisdiction in the so-called 'Global South'.


UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION CONVENING SERIES
BARRIERS AND OPPORTUNITIES: CIVIL SOCIETY AND UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION
CONVENING NOTE

From 26-28 October 2021, the Asia Justice Coalition (AJC) secretariat held its first in a series of convenings on universal jurisdiction. This closed-door workshop brought together a diverse group of experts who discussed the experience of civil society actors that have promoted or pursued universal jurisdiction matters. The convening included context case studies from South Africa, Syria, and Nepal and discipline case studies including open-source investigation and litigating torture.

Online Symposium: Asia Justice Coalition and Opinio Juris (2021)

From 27 September - 1 October 2021, Asia Justice Coalition and Opinio Juris curated a virtual symposium titled: ‘The Current Crisis in Myanmar: Legal Implications’. This joint event is a follow-up to its 2020 online symposium and aimed to mark the eight months since the illegal coup by the Myanmar military on 1 February 2021. Myanmar faces multiple crises at the moment – mass atrocities being committed by the security forces on a daily basis, a devastating Covid-19 pandemic, ongoing armed conflicts in various parts of Myanmar, the continued marginalization of many minorities, and proceedings at international courts related to the Rohingya.

Hague Conclave

On 18 October 2019, the Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University, (CPJ), the International Institute for Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Asia Justice Coalition (AJC) convened an International Conclave on Justice and Accountability for Rohingya in The Hague.

Online Symposium: Asia Justice Coalition and Opinio Juris (2020)

From 24-28 August 2020, Asia Justice Coalition and Opinio Juris curated a virtual symposium titled: ‘The Impact and Implications of International Law: Myanmar and the Rohingya’. This event marked three years since the forced exodus of the Rohingya from Myanmar was at its zenith as a result of international crimes committed in Rakhine State.

Training: Justice Avenues for International Crimes for Civil Society Organizations in Asia

In October and November 2020, Asia Justice Coalition and the Federation for International Human Rights (FIDH) partnered to deliver trainings focusing on justice avenues for international crimes. This training was particularly relevant in light of recent judicial developments before the ICC and other international mechanisms.

Joint Advocacy on The Gambia v Myanmar case before the ICJ: Global Justice Center and Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

GJC and GCR2P have undertaken joint advocacy on the The Gambia v Myanmar case before the International Court of Justice, supported by the Asia Justice Coalition