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A Movement for Access to Justice

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November 21, 2016

Day to day IBJ helps most vulnerable people forgotten in broken down justice system. These are the poor, illiterate an marginalized trapped in  See more
Sanjeewa Liyanage



Ending torture through Access to Justice!

Established in 2000, IBJ has a substantial list of notable accomplishments as follows;

Trained over 22,000 courageous defenders globally.


Reached over 25 million people through awareness campaigns.


Established Defender Resource Centers in Cambodia, China, India, Burundi, Rwanda, D.R.C and Zimbabwe.


IBJ staff lawyers and other lawyers trained by IBJ have represented over 8,000 individuals globally.


Established Criminal Defense Wiki, a unique resource for defense lawyer’s worldwide, reaching more than 1.5 million views since its creation in 2010.


IBJ has implemented community-led projects in 38 countries throughout the world through 59 JusticeMakers Fellows


International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) is dedicated to ensuring the basic legal rights of ordinary citizens throughout the world. Specifically, IBJ works to guarantee all citizens the right to competent legal representation, the right to be protected from cruel and unusual punishment, and the right to a fair trial.

In recent years, 93 of 113 developing countries that practice torture have taken a strong stance in favor of human rights by signing international conventions and adopting domestic laws that safeguard the rights of ordinary citizens. Regrettably, many of these laws remain unenforced due to a lack of resources and training. These critical gaps have allowed torture to continue unchecked as the cheapest most expedient form of investigation.


Traditional human rights work focuses on fact-finding and after-the-fact investigation of offenses where often the damage is already done.  History is now begging the human rights movement to assert itself more aggressively: we can and must work to stop these abuses before they occur.   This is what IBJ is doing, every day, throughout the world. 

For more than twelve years, IBJ has been building the movement to protect due process rights and end investigative torture.  We are opening doors in justice systems, providing the accused with competent lawyers as early in the legal process as possible, and guaranteeing everyone the right to a fair trial.     

But we we’ve only just begun.


The Global Journal has named International Bridges to Justice one of the world’s 100 best NGOs. Read more here.

Karen Tse, Founder and CEO of International Bridges to Justice, was chosen for the prestigious Harvard Divinity School’s First Decade Award and American Bar Association International Human Rights Award in 2008.

Karen Tse has been also recognized by the Skoll Foundation, Ashoka and Echoing Green as a leading social entrepreneur. To see KarenTse's TED talk about her work, please watch the video.

IBJ's slogan "Freedom is the rule, detention is the exception" became a part of the criminal code in Burundi.

Please join us on our journey to bring justice to every man woman and child worldwide.



Provide the criminal justice community with practical skills to protect individuals' rights. 

Train police officers in lawful and effective methods of investigation.

Convene national level meetings of judges, lawyers, and police to build in country support and ownership for due process rights. 

Provide direct legal representation to the poorest of the poor throughout the world.

Deliver in person rights-awareness information to juvenile defendants in pretrial detention. 

Distribute rights-awareness posters and conducts radio rights campaigns, reaching millions of ordinary people

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4% Raised of$5,000 Goal

The Team: $6,100 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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