JusticeMakers is an online community that shares intellectual capital and best practices in the field of criminal justice, with the aim of fostering the development of a global defender network. The project seeks to unleash the collective energies of criminal defenders from around the world and realize the vast potential of international human rights legislation. The annual JusticeMakers Competition awards $5,000 to “heroes of criminal justice” to implement their initiatives locally.
Thus far, IBJ has hosted three JusticeMakers Competions. Its inaugural global competition in 2008 awarded 11 fellowships. In 2010 IBJ hosted not one, but two JusticeMakers Competitions: the Asia JusticeMakers Competition ending in May 2010 and a global competition focusing on Latin America that ended in December 2010. In total, IBJ awarded 34 JusticeMakers Fellowships in 26 countries from throughout Asia, Africa, and South America.
For more information about our current JusticeMakers Fellows and upcoming events, visit www.justicemakers.ibj.org.