Civitas Maxima is founded on the conviction that victims of international crimes must hold the keys to their own quest for justice.
A world where all forgotten victims of international crimes have access to fair and impartial justice mechanisms, and perpetrators are held accountable.
Civitas Maxima facilitates the documentation of international crimes, and pursues the redress of such crimes on behalf of victims who do not have access to justice, by:
(i) collaborating with and building the capacity of local grass-roots partners to document crimes in the state where those crimes were committed;
(ii) coordinating a network of investigators and lawyers to help victims gain access to justice and hold perpetrators accountable before foreign domestic or international courts and tribunals, however, whenever and wherever possible;
(iii) generating awareness and informed debate around victims’ cases, with a view to empowering local communities to pursue their own quests for justice.
Civitas Maxima – Together against international crimes.
Due to their scale and intensity, international crimes not only violate individual victims’ rights but also touch the humanity in all of us. In this context, the Latin term civitas maxima – which can be translated as ‘greatest citizenry’ – represents a call to do together, as citizens of the world, what we can to ensure justice for international crimes.
Based on the deeply held belief that there are no ‘others,’ Civitas Maxima envisages a global cooperation between victims, independent lawyers and investigators, and officials from state authorities regardless of nationality, ethnicity, political or religious affiliation, or other exclusionary factors.
Blog & Press Releases
Liberian rebel convicted in Paris, Kenya’s first crimes against humanity case: November war crimes round-up
Geneva Solutions’s monthly “war criminal hunt” round-up, in collaboration with Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima. “The November edition of our round-up gives, as always, information about current extra-territorial cases for international crimes – including the verdict on the ground-breaking case in Paris that we mentioned last time. It also highlights efforts to prosecute such crimes in […]
Liberian ex-rebel tried in Paris, Moscow denies world court jurisdiction: October war crimes round-up
Geneva Solutions’s monthly “war criminal hunt” round-up, in collaboration with Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima. “Once again our monthly round-up is a testimony of the importance of extra-territorial cases for international crimes, with cases on Ukraine, Liberia, and Kenya making significant progress this past month. As I type, I am with my colleagues at a Paris […]
Kunti Kamara: former ULIMO Commander Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Crimes Against Humanity and Torture
Kunti Kamara: former ULIMO Commander Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Crimes Against Humanity and Torture Paris, France: Today, the Paris ‘Cour d’assises’, composed of three judges and six jurors, rendered a guilty verdict against Mr. Kunti Kamara, of Liberian and Dutch nationality, for complicity in crimes against humanity, and commission of simple and aggravated acts of […]
- Le procès de Kunti Kamara ravive le débat sur la création d’un tribunal pour les crimes de guerre au Liberia – Le Monde
- Liberia : prison à vie pour Kunti Kamara – TV5 Monde, Le Journal de l’Afrique
- French court convicts former Liberian rebel commander over atrocities – The Guardian
- Kunti Kamara condamné à la réclusion à perpétuité au terme d’un procès historique – Le Monde
- Crimes contre l’humanité au Liberia: réclusion à perpétuité requise à Paris contre l’ex-rebelle Kunti Kamara – Le Figaro
- Au procès de Kunti Kamara à Paris, l’horreur des crimes commis au Liberia en 1993 – Le Monde
- Liberia: Ex- ULIMO General Falsified Document to Escape Europe – Liberian Observer
- Liberia: la justice française se penche sur la personnalité de Kunti Kamara – RFI