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Global Justice Center Mourns the Passing of Founder Janet Benshoof

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 19, 2017

[NEW YORK] - It is with deep sadness that the Global Justice Center announces the passing of its founder and fearless leader, Janet Benshoof. A generational force and tireless advocate for the rule of law and women’s equality, Ms. Benshoof’s family announced her passing on December 18th. She was 70 years old.

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GJC Founder and President Janet Benshoof Steps Down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 18, 2017

[NEW YORK] The Founder and President of the Global Justice Center, Janet Benshoof, has stepped down from her role as President of the organization. Although planning for this transition has been ongoing for the past year, because Ms. Benshoof has taken an emergency medical leave of absence, we are making a public announcement of the transition at this time. We are fortunate to have the Global Justice Center’s Vice-President and Legal Director, Akila Radhakrishnan, assume the role of acting President during the transition process.  

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The Global Justice Center Calls for Action on the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 9, 2017

[NEW YORK] Today, on the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, the Global Justice Center warns that the promise of “Never Again” is being broken in conflicts around the world in places such as Syria, Iraq, Yemen, the Central African Republic, Sudan and Myanmar.

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Ninety humanitarian and human rights groups call on European Commission to provide abortion services to women and girls in war zones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 23, 2017

[NEW YORK and GOMA] – On Saturday, the world celebrates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In anticipation of this day, a global coalition of ninety civil society organizations calls on the European Commission to ensure that abortion, a medical procedure, is included in the medical care offered to women and girls, particularly in areas where rape is used as a weapon of war. 

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GJC Welcomes Verdict by ICTY Convicting Ratko Mladić for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 22, 2017

[NEW YORK] –  The Global Justice Center (GJC) welcomes the historic verdict by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) of Ratko Mladić for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Mladić was convicted of genocide and persecution, extermination, murder, the inhumane act of forcible transfer, terror, unlawful acts against civilians and hostage taking.

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