THE JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE
The Justice and Human Rights Institute was founded by Professor Kenneth Attafuah in 2002, to contribute to the advancement of justice, respect for human rights, the rule of law, democratic principles, government accountability and corporate accountability in Africa. It seeks to do so by strengthening the continent’s capacity to bring sound scholarship and practical skills to bear on human rights situations requiring effective and efficient legal advocacy, monitoring, investigation, adjudication, resolution or education. Specifically, JHRI aims to develop the ability of state institutions, civil society groups and individuals in Africa to undertake these activities in a manner that protects and promotes the dignity of all persons concerned, ensures justice, and contributes to respect for the rule of law.
Designed as legal, training, education, research and information center, the fundamental goal of the JHRI is to enhance respect for human dignity, justice, and the rule of law in Africa, and to contribute to the building of peaceful and well-integrated societies characterized by justice and gender-equity. The JHRI envisions a new Africa in which governments and corporations respect for human dignity, administrative justice, democratic values, transparency and accountability is the paramount concern of all Africans, and the ability to effectively monitor, investigate or resolve human rights and economic abuse by governments and corporations is not the exclusive preserve of a few state technocrats and specialist NGOs, but a property possessed by ethical and independent, progressive thinking African citizens.