Development cooperation ,29.09.2014

Support to Justice Rapid Response Facility


Justice Rapid Response (JRR) is an international, intergovernmental facity aimed at enhancing the capacity of the international community to ensure accountability for the most serious international crimes and human rights violations. Information and evidence gathered through high-quality investigations is essential for delivering justice for such crimes, which in turn is crucial for ending impunity for such crimes and for ensuring access to justice for the victims. The project supports the following activities of the JRR : 1) direct investigative and prosecutorial assistance to States relating to the most serious international crimes; 2) expert roster development through support for organizing a training crouse on the investigation of SGBV crimes under international law in Senegal and a training course on the integration of forensic sciences in international investigations in the Republic of Korea and 3) strategic outreach and alliances activities. The project promotes in a concrete manner the objectives of Finland's Development Policy relating to the prevention of human rights violations related to conflicts, and to the prevention of impunity associated with the most serious international crimes. The project also promotes the objectives of Finland's National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security (1325). Continued support to the JRR is specifically mentioned as a means to advance the objective of the Plan relating to the fight against impunity. Almost all investigations (95%) to which JRR has deployed experts concerned investigations on serious crimes and human rights violations committed in countries that are ODA countries. At least 40 % of the participants to the training courses are from ODA countries, but the proportion of participants from these countries will be more than 70% for the forensic sciences course. Those trained will be added to the roster, from which experts will be deployed to investigations in almost only ODA countries. The training courses and other activities of the project are aimed at enabling high-quality investigations in these countries. The final beneficiaries are therefore institutions, societies and victimes of the most serious crimes in ODA countries. The projects are therefore ODA compatible on the basis of the final beneficiaries.

Funding decision  29.09.2014

100 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Legal and judicial development 34%
  • Human rights 33%
  • Post-conflict peace-building (UN) 33%



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