Emergent Justice Collective (EJC) is a not-for-profit organization in its founding phase. Its founding members, include Valentina Azarova, Amanda Ghahremani, Ashley Jordana, Alexandra Lily Kather and Lisa-Marie Rudi.

We are a collective of lawyers and advocates with a diverse set of skills and professional experiences in international justice practices and accountability processes. We came together in search of a more ethical, sustainable, and inclusive way of engaging in international justice work. Our professional experiences thus far revealed a systemic flaw in the way this work is being carried out; with practices in the institutionalized international justice ecosystem often perpetuating supremacist behaviors and structural oppression it is attempting to remedy.

Our collective seeks to nurture the emergent counterculture to these current practices through designing more radical and social movement-centered strategies and pathways to engage in legal work that further intersectional justice.

At the heart of our collective is the commitment to center intersectionality in investigating, exposing, and challenging global injustices.

Our goal is to transform the relationship between international(ised) justice actors and to promote further inclusive, participatory, and redistributive decision-making in accountability processes by nourishing trust-based relationships and equitable partnerships with grassroot groups, social movements and other community-based actors.

What we do

To do this, we commit to adopting and promoting a collaborative and participatory feminist leadership-based organisational model.

We aim to foster an organizational culture and embodied practice which values diverse perspectives, skills, and experiences and recognises our positionality within our community of practice.

We collaboratively design and pursue litigation and legal advocacy strategies to trigger and advocate for structural change of the systems of oppression at the root of global injustice.

We aim to do so in ways that affirm our interdependence and that recognise the transformative potential of the harmful practices of international actors, such as states, corporations and international organisations.

Webinar Series #IntersectionICL

Episode 1

What can intersectionality mean for international justice

Episode 2

Intersectional approaches to investigations and prosecutions of international crimes

Episode 3

Enhancing cooperation and representation among international criminal justice actors through intersectional approaches

Episode 4

Envisioning the future of international justice: Transformation and accountability