Crossroads, Together for International justice
International criminal justice deals with serious human rights violations committed in contexts of conflict or widespread violence: murder, looting, deportation and rape.These war crimes, crimes against humanity or crimes of genocide affect above all the individual victim of these abuses, but also their community, the perpetrator, lawyers, prosecutors, judges and others.
International criminal justice is therefore first and foremost a collective issue because it involves all of these people, regardless of their status: victims, perpetrators, members of the judiciary, civil society and others.
Crossroads is a project initiated by Avocats Sans Frontières and its partners in six countries over three continents – Africa, Latin America and Asia – which are all committed to building international justice at their own level: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Colombia, Guatemala and Nepal.
The aim is to support access to justice for the most vulnerable, both victims and perpetrators of international crimes, before national courts and tribunals, whilst respecting the rule of law, including the right to a fair trial and the right to defence.In order to better understand international justice on a day-to-day basis, Crossroads is also about sharing the experience of those who are part of this reality.
International criminal justice is not only the place where the lives of these men and women meet; it is also where they can build lasting peace, together, by dealing with the crimes of the past.