The International Commission of Jurists’ (ICJ’s) Annual Report for 2022 provides an overview of the organization’s human rights work in that year. The achievements documented in this report are a testament to ICJ staff’s unwavering commitment and resilience in navigating external risks, logistical hurdles in all regions, and the financial restructuring of the organization.
2022 saw the organization continue to achieve progress on its strategic goals, engaging proactively in critical work on accountability for human rights crimes, public health emergencies, human rights in the digital age, and defending rule of law and justice systems in various countries across the world. This was all accomplished amid numerous challenges, including Covid-19 restrictions which impacted both the delivery of programs as well as the fundraising. While ICJ quickly adapted its regional programmes to use a mix of both online and face-to-face events based on the restrictions in place, funding has continued to focus on the health sector, economic recovery and from February 2022, on the situation in Ukraine.
The ICJ Commissioners also continued to significantly contribute to the work of the organization, lending us their invaluable expertise and wisdom on a pro bono basis. They provided invaluable guidance, peer review, and hands-on engagement in activities including fact-finding missions, capacity-building, legal analysis and advocacy and visibility campaigns.
By the end of 2022, the ICJ had carried out activities in 36 countries, more than 4,380 participants (including judges, lawyers and prosecutors) took part in training and capacity building activities, with our work reaching thousands more secondary beneficiaries. Overall, 88% of planned activities were either completed or in progress, while 12% were delayed, largely as a result of changing operating environments.
Click the button below to download the report and read more about our work in 2022:ICJ Annual Report 2022