The Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP) documents war related crimes that occurred in Liberia during the Liberian Civil War between 1989 and 1997, and 1999 and 2003. The documentation serves two main purposes:
1. In collaboration with Civitas Maxima the GJRP staff takes statements from victims of, and witnesses to, war related crimes that occurred in Liberia during the Liberian Civil War. The victims tell their stories willingly to the GJRP. These accounts or stories are developed into case files that will serve as a depository of crimes committed against civilians or non-combatants, as well as military or other armed personnel.
2. Upon request by the victims, the GJRP, through its partner organization, Civitas Maxima, based in Geneva, Switzerland, identifies potential avenues for accountability.
The GJRP works with witnesses and victims of the Liberian civil war and other atrocities whenever appropriate. In Liberia, the GJRP’s work covers all 15 counties. The GJRP is unbiased without ethnic or partisan affiliation.
In addition, the GJRP aspires to monitor human rights abuses in other countries in West Africa.