The Russian Justice Initiative was awarded the prestigious Human Rights Prize of the French Republic 2004 for its work on behalf of victims of torture through the Chechnya Justice Project. Of 116 nominations from 43 countries, RJI was one of 5 organizations selected, and the only organization from Russia. RJI’s partner, Secours Catholique (CARITAS-France), supported RJI’s nomination. Prime Minister Raffarin hosted a ceremony in Paris for the prizewinners.