CAMPAIGN TO BRING ISIS TO JUSTICE
From August 2015 to August 2019, Uncommon Union worked with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad and members of the Yazidi community campaigning to bring ISIS to justice. Read more.
THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL FOUNDATION
The International Legal Foundation (ILF) was founded to hold justice systems accountable to their commitments by training and supporting public defender systems around the world. Although the paths to justice may vary, it is the poor who invariably suffer from false arrest, torture, corruption, and abuse. That is why basic human rights and public defender systems are closely related. Read more.
REPARATION & LEGAL MOBILIZATION
Uncommon Union (UU) has worked closely with prominent international law firms to identify and support reparation claimants. Engaging individuals and communities in a manner that builds trust are necessary to encourage key claimants to step forward. Combining outreach with a carefully implemented communications strategy — whatever a particular case may require — can be instrumental in achieving specific outcomes such as a favorable settlement or public support for a ruling. Read more.
THE COURT ACCESS PROJECT
Uncommon Union is developing, designing, and launching a mobile application for The Court Access Project (CAP) to be deployed by law enforcement and criminal justice systems globally. CAP was originally conceptualized by the founder of the International Legal Foundation, Natalie Rae, and attorneys at the Legal Aid Society in New York. The application is designed to be used in the field, by police officers during arrest, to eliminating the global problem of illegal pretrial detention before the first court appearance. Read more.
BERTA ISABEL CACERES FLORE | HONDURAS
Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores, an internationally recognized activist, was brutally murdered in her home in 2016. At the time of the murder, she was involved in a dispute over the construction of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project in Honduras. Read more.
COLOMBIA FARC PEACE AGREEMENT
In 2016 Uncommon Union assisted the former prosecutor of the International Criminal Case to coordinate communications for events leading up to and the signing of the Colombia Farc Peace Agreement. This was an exceptional and unique opportunity for Mr. Ocampo to explain his years of work, address the Colombian people directly, and express his support for the agreement; which was voted on in a public referendum only 5 days later. Read more.
HOW TO PROSECUTE WAR CRIMINALS
Communicating the role of international justice is complex and often not understood, even by apolitical leadership that would benefit from it. Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, has prosecuted some of the world’s most notorious warlords and presidents. Read more.