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Center for Justice and International Law

Alternate Title Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional; Centro pela Justic╠ža e o Direito Internacional; CEJIL
Creator Center for Justice and International Law
Organization Type Non-governmental organizations
Organization Based In United States
Subjects Human rights (General); Human rights advocacy
Summary "The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) is a non-governmental organization (NGO), founded in 1991 by a group of prominent human rights defenders in Latin America and the Caribbean. CEJIL's principle objective is to achieve the full implementation of international human rights norms in the member States of the Organization of American States (OAS) through the use of the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights and other international protection mechanisms. CEJIL's mandate is fulfilled through work in three program areas: the Legal Defense Program, the Training and Dissemination Program, and the Campaign to Strengthen the Inter-American System."
Languages English; Portuguese; Spanish