The Australian Centre for International Justice (ACIJ) is a newly established specialist legal centre working to develop Australia’s universal jurisdiction practice by providing access to justice for survivors and victims of serious human rights violations which amount to the international crimes of torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
Despite Australia’s implementation of international crimes offences in law and the existence of a legal framework to prosecute these crimes, the practical legal implementation of international crimes investigations and prosecutions in Australia is still in its infancy. There have been only limited allegations, and investigations and minimal international coordination of strategy. We have established a dedicated legal service that engages critically and constructively with Australian authorities through legal action, submissions, policy change and community engagement.
The ACIJ endeavours to place Australia as a new avenue for accountability on the global stage and contribute to ending the impunity of those responsible for committing atrocity crimes.
In addition, ACIJ works with partners locally and abroad to ensure Australia’s conduct is consistent with international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
The Australian Centre for International Justice is an independent not-for-profit legal centre dedicated to seeking justice and accountability for victims and survivors of serious human rights violations. We work towards developing Australia’s role in investigating, prosecuting, and providing remedies for these violations. We work with affected communities and partners locally and abroad in the global fight to end the impunity of those responsible for these violations. Our work is informed by the values of justice, accountability, human rights, dignity, courage and solidarity.