Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Geneva, dedicated to the promotion and reinforcement of commitments to the principles and norms of human rights. Mission Basing its work on...

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Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) strongly agrees with the United Nations’ acknowledgement of the “fundamental importance of human rights education and training in contributing to the promotion, protection and effective realization of...

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GICJ documents human rights violations that take place in Iraq and reports them to the concerned bodies of the United Nations such as the Human Rights Council and the UN Special Procedures. The aim of this process is to ensure that all human rights...

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The toll for freedom

Lest We Forget: Stories of Real Victims


The toll for freedom
The Syrian conflict has triggered negative consequences and has worsened the already fragile conditions of a developing country and a modernising society. The level of economic and social...
Abeer Qassim al-Janabi

Lest We Forget: Stories of Real Victims


Abeer Qassim al-Janabi
Abeer Qassim al-Jabani (1991 – 2006) was a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, who was gang-raped and killed, and her family murdered by United States Army soldiers, on March 12, 2006.
Inside Guantanamo, when the “war on terror” justifies all means

Lest We Forget: Stories of Real Victims


Inside Guantanamo, when the “war on terror” justifies all means
Mohamedou Ould Slahi was born in Mauritania from a poor family. When he was only 18, he won a prestigious scholarship to study in Germany, where he lived for years. In 1991 and 1992, he did what...
Scar(r)ed for Life: Everyday Violations around Israel’s Illegal Settlements

Lest We Forget: Stories of Real Victims


Scar(r)ed for Life: Everyday Violations around Israel’s Illegal Settlements
Settler violence is a daily part of life for many Palestinians: Armed Israeli settlers regularly carry out attacks against Palestinian civilians and property by, inter alia, shooting and harassing...
Saida Ahmad Baghili – The face of starvation

Lest We Forget: Stories of Real Victims


Saida Ahmad Baghili – The face of starvation
Photo 1. Saida Afmad Baghili on wheelchair in the Al Thawra hospital, Yemen, 25 October 2016 Yemen has always been among the poorest countries in the world and has always faced challenged linked to...
Ali Shallal al-Qaysi

Lest We Forget: Stories of Real Victims


Ali Shallal al-Qaysi
In 2004, photos of Iraqi prisoners tethered to dog leashes and electrical wires dominated the news. The centre of the scandal was Abu Ghraib - one of the world’s most notorious prisons. At the time,...
In the Rubble of their Homes

Lest We Forget: Stories of Real Victims


In the Rubble of their Homes
In Halaweh, a Palestinian village in the South Hebron Hills, in which the Israeli army had conducted a demolition four days earlier on 2 February, a few Palestinian residents welcomed us in front of...
Zaidoun Mamoun al-Samara

Lest We Forget: Stories of Real Victims


Zaidoun Mamoun al-Samara
On January 4, 2004, a group of US soldiers in Samarra, Iraq, murdered Zaidoun Mamoun al-Samarrai, a young Iraqi man who was not yet twenty years old. On January 4, 2004, a group of US soldiers in...
Omran Daqneesh – a silence that shakes every conscience

Lest We Forget: Stories of Real Victims


Omran Daqneesh – a silence that shakes every conscience
On August 2016, the world’s conscience was shaken by the picture of a five-year-old boy, covered in dust and blood, sitting in the back of an ambulance, visibly shocked and weary. The little boy,...
Jamalida Begum – Rohingya Survivor Escapes Horror

Lest We Forget: Stories of Real Victims


Jamalida Begum – Rohingya Survivor Escapes Horror
Approximately 1 million Rohingya people reside in Myanmar (Burma), mainly in the Rakhine State (formerly Arakan, an independent and sovereign state) that is situated along the East Coast of the Bay...

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