OUR HISTORY

Transforming lives for the better for over 20 years

1992

Amid wide spread judicial abuses and violations of the rule of law in repressive regimes across the world, especially in Egypt, Iraq, India and Turkey a group of London based barristers resolve to form Justice International (JI) in 1992.

 

In response to these violations and Human Rights abuses Justice International commits itself to the advocation of Access to Justice & fair trial. Thus observations of the trials of civilians in Egypt’s military tribunals that lacked basic procedural safeguards become the first of many to receive much needed support from Justice International.

 

JI legal team led by Judge Elizabeth Lawson QC continue the observation of trials under Egypts military tribunals.

- Seneca the Elder

Whilst continuing the observance of trials in Egypt, Justice International expands its mandate and modus operandi to the promotion of International Human Rights standards worldwide.

 

In 1997 a JI delegation investigate the kidnapping and illegal detention of Lebanese nationals into Israel including 40 women detainees.  Some of the detainees were subsequently released without any charge,but others continue to suffer incommunicado detention for long years without being charged for any offence.

 

In Assam (1998)  JI led by John Platts-Mills QC expose the indiscriminate killing of civilians committed by the Indian security forces, reducing the bloodshed and initiating dialogue between the parties.

 

1993 - 1998

After the government’s crackdown on citizens freedom of expression in Turkey, JI undertakes investigations and observes the trials of the Huda family before the State Security Court in Malatya, students and politicians in Ankara and writers and journalists in Istanbul between 1998 and 2000. Thus relieving the sentences of many iindividuals such as Dr. Necemettin Erbakan, the former Prime Minister of Turkey.

The sentences imposed under the draconian provisions in the 1980 military constitution and penal code, have since been repealed.

 

1998 sees Justice International led by Christopher Cochrane QC intervene in the landmark case regarding the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia - Anwar Ibrahim, ensuring the protection of his Human RIghts and thus overturning his 14 years sentence. Read more...

 

1998 - 2000

2000 - 2010

 

In 2000 JI intervenes in the the case of General Pinochet of Chile as amicus curiae. Remarkable and controversial was the trial of General Augusto Pinochet, breaking new legal grounds on ‘universal jurisdiction’ and ending ‘sovereign’ immunity for certain crimes such as war crimes and crimes against humanity. Read more...

 

Once more the denial of justice for the Egyptians ‘under military authoritarianism’ continued unabated. In response JI led by Sir Ivan Lawrence QC, and Ramsey Clark, former US attorney general, hold a joint conference at the Cairo Bar Syndicate in 2007. Read more...

 

In 2009 following the recommendation by JI's Law & Developmentteam the French court in Paris wethdrew ‘deportation’ proceedings against migrants, as it contrevened with Article 8 of the ECHR.

 

 

In 2010 'For A Better World’ is established by a group of young people from the United Kingdom, seeking to advance community development.

 

Its activities initially focus on education and training for unemployed and disadvantaged young people in the UK, until 2013.

 

2013 - ‘For a Better World' and Justice International’ join hands to form Justice For A Better World. Thus transforming the charitable work by incorporating a wider international mandate, including poverty reduction, education for children in need and sustainable community development.

 

2010 - 2013

In 2010 'For A Better World’ is established by a group of young people from the United Kingdom, seeking to advance community development.

 

Its activities initially focus on education and training for unemployed and disadvantaged young people in the UK, until 2013.

 

2013 - ‘For a Better World' and Justice International’ join hands to form Justice For A Better World. Thus transforming the charitable work by incorporating a wider international mandate, including poverty reduction, education for children in need and sustainable community development.

Since 2013 we have been supporting orphan children in Bangladesh through education and life skills. 

In the UK we now support local community groups and organisations in Central London, with governance advice and give support to projects which seek to empower local people.

 

2013 - NOW

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