No Peace Without Justice

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No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) "is an international non-profit organisation, born in 1993 by a campaign of the Transnational Radical Party (PRT), working for the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy, the rule of law and international justice.

"Current NPWJ thematic fields of action include the promotion of democratic reform in the broader Middle East and North Africa, through constructive dialogue between Governments, parliaments and civil society; a campaign for the ratification and effective implementation of the Maputo Protocol on Women’s Rights in Africa, and in particular the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation; and the strengthening of an effective international criminal justice system for the prevention, deterrence and prosecution of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

"NPWJ’s strategy is to raise awareness and foster public debate, also through the organisation of key events such as conferences or seminars in cooperation with Governments and civil society. In addition, NPWJ undertakes wide-ranging technical assistance, through the secondment of legal experts to governments during negotiations relating to international human rights instruments and in drafting relevant implementing legislation. Finally, NPWJ has unique field experience in conflict mapping and documentation of wide scale violations of the laws of war.

"NPWJ implements, along with the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), and the Yemeni Human Rights Information and Training Centre (HRITC), the Democracy Assistance Dialogue (DAD) Program, sponsored by Italy, Turkey and Yemen in the framework of the Forum for the Future, designed to foster productive dialogue between governments, parliaments and civil society of the broader Middle East and North Africa. NPWJ is a member of the Steering Committee of the NGO Coalition for the ICC. NPWJ is a constituent association of the Transnational Radical Party, an NGO with General (category I) Consultative Status at the United Nations ECOSOC." [1]

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  1. Who We Are, No Peace Without Justice, accessed September 26, 2007.