TJ Clinic specialists provide support to our colleagues in several national jurisdictions through innovative victim-centric technical mentoring.
Although they began to deploy together as the TJ Clinic in 2017, TJ Clinic specialists had previously deployed individually as consultants to carry out case-based mentoring in Guatemala, Kosovo, Kenya and Tunisia under the auspices of UN Women, Justice Rapid Response (JRR), the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA), and/or Avocats sans frontières Canada (ASFC), among others. The TJ Clinic values these partnerships, and TJ Clinic specialists continue to deploy with our partners independently, collaboratively, or as a team. The TJ Clinic, in most cases, operates as a project of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) for administrative purposes.
Guatemala: Support and mentoring of prosecutors, analysts, and victim attorneys in Guatemala, including support for the landmark Sepur Zarco case, which trial resulted in the conviction of two military officers for sexual slavery committed during the civil war.
This work was carried out by TJ Clinic experts as individual consultants deployed by JRR, UN Women, and ASFC.
Kenya: Support for a Kenyan civil society lawyers and advocates investigating and preparing a case involving CRSV during the post-election violence period.
This work was carried out by TJ Clinic experts as individual consultants deployed by the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) and UN Women.
Kosovo: Capacity building for local prosecutors, victim advocates, and investigators in Kosovo as the European Rule of Law organization, EULEX, begins handing over all conflict-related cases to local authorities.
This work was carried out by TJ Clinic experts as individual consultants deployed by UN Women, JRR and CJA.
TJ Clinic experts have conducted initial missions in Tunisia (supported by UN Women, JRR and CJA) and Guinea (supported by INL and JRR).
The Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental international organization constituted for the purpose of providing criminal justice and human rights professionals with training in the techniques and knowledge necessary to impartially investigate and adjudicate egregious human rights violations, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. The Institute also provides advice and support in order to ensure accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
TJ Clinic, in most cases, operates as a project of the IICI for administrative purposes.