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Review for Center for Justice & Accountability, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I worked as intern for CJA for a few months in the Winter/Spring of 2008. While working there I had the opportunity to see from the inside an organization that is taking direct legal action against some of the worst Human Right violators. Having worked in Human Rights awareness/lobbying previously, it was incredibly rewarding to work towards such tangible results. Just prior to my arrival, CJA won a case against a Peruvian Major responsible for a massacre in a village in rural Peru. CJA is composed of a group of bright and dedicated lawyers and human rights activists. Part of the great pleasure of volunteering at CJA was learning from the team. They have a deep understanding of the legal framework of Human Rights and their dedication is inspiring. We need more organizations like CJA. Despite their small numbers their impact is profound, both directly for the people who they help find justice and as a symbol to would-be human rights violators around the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The cases they've won against severe violators of human rights across the globe.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning from the collective human rights expertise at CJA and contributing to the success of their cases.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

human rights lawyer and activists

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

take on governments and corporations

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Volunteer & I helped with human rights cases on translation, did outreach work, and general administrative tasks.