CasesCJA litigates civil and criminal cases against individual human rights abusers in the United States, Spain and Cambodia.
OUR U.S. PROGRAM
In the United States, CJA files civil lawsuits against human rights abusers who reside in or visit the country. Under the Alien Tort Statute and the Torture Victim Protection Act, victims of human rights violations from anywhere in the world can seek justice in U.S. courts.
» Learn more about the Alien Tort Statute
OUR SPAIN PROGRAM
In Spain, CJA brings criminal cases before the Spanish National Court on behalf of survivors of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. These cases are brought under the doctrine of universal jurisdiction, the principle that every state has an interest in bringing to justice the perpetrators of particular crimes of international concern, no matter where the crime was committed, and regardless of the nationality of the perpetrators or their victims.