1. RSIN Number: 810605466
2. Policies and strategic plan. SJI does not publicize its strategic plan out of concern for the safety of its partners working in sensitive environments. The relevant parts of the plan are summarized below.
A. Stichting Justice Initiative, PO Box 19318, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
B. SJI was established in 2001 originally to provide redress to victims of grave human rights violations in the Russian Federation, in particular those suffering from violations relating to the armed conflict in the North Caucasus region.
Current Mission of SJI: SJI is dedicated to the legal protection of victims of human rights violations connected to armed conflict and counter-terrorism operations, torture and gender-based violence in the post-Soviet region. We strive to ensure that victims of such abuse have access to effective legal remedies on the domestic level, and utilize international mechanisms, including the European Court of Human Rights, when domestic remedies are inadequate. We use the judgments we obtain in order to restore victims’ rights and to push for systemic reform in law and policy. We build the capacity of legal professionals, NGOs, human rights defenders and other stakeholders through trainings, legal consultations, mutually beneficial partnerships and original research and publications on relevant human rights topics. We seek to raise greater public awareness about the protections afforded by international human rights standards and current gaps in national policy and practice, by sharing significant human rights case law, highlighting legacies of conflict, and contributing to ongoing dialogues about human rights protection for vulnerable groups.
Our programmatic goals for the current strategic planning period (until 2021) are:
1) To reduce impunity and seek justice for victims in ongoing armed conflicts, occupations and counterterrorist operations in the post-Soviet region, and to address legacies of past armed conflicts.
2) To enhance protection mechanisms for victims of gender-based violence and discrimination in Russia.
C. Activities. SJI conducts four main sets of activities to achieve its programmatic goals:
i. Strategic human rights litigation domestically and internationally in the regions where we work.
ii. Legal and policy advocacy around resonant international judgments and/or groups of judgments.
iii. Supporting key actors in the regions where we work, including human rights defenders, NGOs and individual lawyers, including by expanding the practical skills, knowledge and awareness of local partners and other stakeholders in particularly isolated or difficult regions.
iv. Knowledge management: production, publication and dissemination of information for clients and the general public, journalists, academics and civil society organizations.
D. Target group. As stated in its mission, SJI’s primary target group are victims of human rights violations connected to armed conflict and counter-terrorism operations, torture and gender-based violence in the post-Soviet region.
E. SJI raises funds from institutional and government donors. Its accounting is performed on a cash basis and expenditure is approved according to a yearly budget approved by the Governing Board. The Governing Board reviews and approves expenditure on a quarterly basis throughout the year.
3. Governing Board members.
The Governing Board is charged with the overall direction and governance of SJI. Members of the board lend professional expertise to the organization, assist in fundraising endeavors, and act as a public face for the organization.
i. Egbert G.Ch. Wesselink, Chair. PAX, Netherlands.
ii. Ole Solvang, Treasurer. Norwegian Refugee Council, Norway.
iii. Viviana Krstecevic, Secretary, Center for Justice and International Law, Washington, DC.
iv. Alexandra Koulaeva, member, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH).
v. Tanya Mazur, member, Amnesty International.
4. Members of the Board do not receive compensation for their services. Board members have no mandate to handle or transfer funds received for SJI.
5. Continuity planning. SJI receives costs and expenses awards from the European Court of Human Rights as compensation for its legal representation. Funds accumulated from these awards are handled separately from budgetary and grant funds.
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