Justice Rapid Response (JRR) is a facility that manages the rapid deployment of criminal justice professionals from a stand-by roster. These experts, coming from every region of the world, are specifically trained in the investigation of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and serious human rights violations.
JRR was created through an intergovernmental forum to provide the international community with a facility to more effectively deliver international criminal justice and respond to serious human rights violations, making it more likely that “seeing justice done” becomes a component of post-conflict peacebuilding.
JRR experts, coming from every part of the world, build national capacity, as well as internationally deployable capacity. In this way, they assist in the delivery of the complementarity principle under the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court.
Experts on the JRR roster currently come from 87 countries representing every region of the world. The JRR roster currently has 352 deployable experts from 87 countries, including 15 in Asia, 17 in Africa, 11 in South and Central Americas and the Caribbean, and 12 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. 45% of experts on the roster are women.
JRR is further responsible, in partnership with UN Women, for the management of a specialized holistic roster of experts in investigating crimes of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in conflict situations. The experts on this SGBV special roster undergo specialized training developed with and carried out by JRR’s training partner organization, the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI).