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Justice for All is actively engaged in partnership building, interfaith dialogue and advocacy for human rights, peace and justice.

Since 2012 our main focus has been to assist the persecuted minorities of Burma, especially the Rohingya.

Who we are

An NGO with Consultative Status at the United Nations (DPI), Justice for All is an Illinois registered nonprofit organization with its main office based in Chicago, with staff and volunteers in Washington DC, New York, Boston, Texas and other locations. The organization, which was incorporated in 1999, grew out of advocacy efforts on the human rights abuses experienced in Bosnia and later Kosovo during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. At that time, it was instrumental in shaping the discourse around the ‘genocide’ debate and campaigned to declare rape as a war crime in international law.

Justice for All is funded by a broad range of faith community donors who take a keen interest in the furtherance of human rights both in the United States and outside its shores. Its broad mandate to educate fellow citizens on social justice concerns and provide guidance for action through regular newsletters and extensive media engagement.

What we do

Justice for All currently operates several campaigns and programs to address issues that do not receive enough international, public and political support. Since 2012, our focus has been to raise awareness regarding the persecution of ethnic and religious minorities in Burma. We promote policies that protect religious freedom, address the root causes of mass displacement, and recognize the plight of refugees and forced migrants.

Burma Task Force, our most active program, supports a more robust US and international response to the Rohingya Genocide. Using media and social media this program aims to engage and mobilize grassroots community members to demand policies that protect human rights and support humanitarian aid.

Updates

In early 2018, Justice for All developed a parallel partnership for interfaith coalition building as part of the Faith Coalition Against Genocide. Meeting with policymakers within that framework, participants have worked to publicize and support long term solutions that link human rights protections to political and economic development. We have also increasingly emphasized inter-ethnic solidarity among leaders in the Burmese diaspora, convening meetings and conferences.

Since 2017, our Washington DC staff has worked to inform policymakers on a bipartisan basis. In summer 2018 the State Department released a strong report on the Rohingya and in late 2018 the House of Representatives passed a strong resolution on Burma with a 394 to 1 vote.

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