Center for Justice and Accountability

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The Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA) "is an international human rights organization dedicated to ending torture and other severe human rights abuses around the world and advancing the rights of survivors to seek truth, justice and redress.

"CJA uses litigation to hold perpetrators individually accountable for human rights abuses, develop human rights law, and advance the rule of law in countries transitioning from periods of abuse.

"CJA was founded in 1998 with support from Amnesty International and the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture to represent torture survivors in their pursuit of justice. CJA’s first client was a Bosnian torture and detention camp survivor who experienced additional trauma after he learned that his torturer was living freely in the same community in the United States. CJA recognizes that the need for justice is an integral component of a torture victim's recovery process and that healing cannot take place when the perpetrator continues to live without consequence." [1]

Funding [2]

They receive funding from various groups including the following foundations:

People [3]



Legal Advisory Council



Resources and articles


  1. About CJA, CJA, accessed July 19, 2007.
  2. Supporters, CJA, accessed July 19, 2007.
  3. About CJA, CJA, accessed July 19, 2007.