Who We Are

The Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP) is a Liberia-based non-profit, non-governmental organization that documents war related crimes in Liberia and, where possible, seeks justice for victims of said crimes, with the full consent of the victims. Established in 2012, GJRP investigators have received high quality training from the Institute for International Criminal Investigations based in the Netherlands. The GJRP works in partnership with Civitas Maxima, a Geneva-based non-profit, non-governmental organization.

As a way of remaining independent, the GJRP does not accept funding from governments or any other funder that could compromise its objectivity and integrity.

Hassan Bility, the director of the GJRP, is a prominent Liberian journalist and human rights activist as well as an investigator. He was the Editor in Chief of the Analyst Newspaper under the regime of Charles Taylor and was arrested because of his writing and savagely tortured upon Taylor's orders. He testified in several trials, including the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and Charles Taylor trials at the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the trial of Charles McArthur Emmanuel commonly known as Chuckie Taylor in the United States and the Guus Kouwenhoven trial in the Netherlands. Hassan Bility was awarded the Amnesty International 2003 International UK Media Award under the category Human Rights Journalism under Threat.