Why donate to Civitas Maxima?

Civitas Maxima, founded in 2012, has established itself in less than 9 years as one of the only organizations in the world capable – without any state funding – of legally representing hundreds of victims of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture, and of achieving concrete results for these victims (arrests, prosecutions, and convictions).

Unique and innovative in its methodology, our work is recognized by the world’s most renowned private grant-giving foundations in the field of human rights.  It is also supported by the generosity and trust of private donors who have the possibility of adhering to our Patrons’ Club or donating online.

As an acknowledgement of Civitas Maxima’s exemplary legal work, the Geneva Bar Association awarded its director, Alain Werner, the “Bâtonnier Michel Halpérin de l’Excellence” prize in April 2019. In November 2020, Mr. Werner was selected as an Ashoka fellow, the world’s biggest network of social entrepreneurs and change leaders. This fellowship is an important recognition of the unique modus operandi of Civitas Maxima, and highlights the innovative method applied by Civitas Maxima and the GJRP.

How can I donate?
Online donations
Bank Transfers

Beneficiary / Location: Civitas Maxima/ 1204 Geneva

Name of financial institution: Credit Suisse AG, Avenue d’Ouchy 52, Case postale 5722, CH-1002 Lausanne.

SWIFT Code / BIC: CRESCHZZ80A
Clearing Number: 4835

IBAN in Swiss CHF:
CH02 0483 5158 9117 3100 0

IBAN in US $:
CH65 0483 5158 9117 3200 0

IBAN in €:
CH38 0483 5158 9117 3200 1

IBAN in £:
CH11 0483 5158 9117 3200 2

Swiss donations made by BVR (prink slip)

A pink slip (BVR) can be sent to you at your convenience.

Banking details:

Civitas Maxima
1204 Genève
IBAN: CH27 0900 0000 1471 7485 0
Account number: 14-717485-0

Donations from Europe

Donations from most European countries are tax deductible when made through Transnational Giving Europe (TGE).
For more information, please contact donate@civitas-maxima.org

Donations from the USA

Donations from American Friends of Civitas Maxima are tax deductible when made made through the King Baudouin Foundation.

Patron’s Club

Civitas Maxima runs a Patrons Club (the Club) in which a close relationship of trust and communication is maintained with its members.  

Members are kept informed – on an exclusive and regular basis, if they so wish – of developments within the organization, and are invited to all of our events, both in Switzerland and abroad. 

Each member of the Club is considered by entire Civitas Maxima team as a privileged partner, as they enable Civitas Maxima to continue to conduct its work, to grow and contribute to ensuring its sustainability.  

One can become a member either by joining the Friends Club or the Golden Circle:

A. Friends Club

Under this tier, each donor pledges to make an annual donation to Civitas Maxima of a minimum of 2,500 CHF/USD/EUR over a period of 3 years.

  • Each member will benefit from the advantages of Club members described above, including personalized follow-ups by Amanda Seilern.
  • Each member commits to signing a confidentiality clause and to adhering to our code of ethics.

B. Golden Circle

Under this tier, each donor pledges to make an annual donation to Civitas Maxima of a minimum of 10,000 CHF/USD/EUR for a period of 3 years.

  • Each member will benefit from the advantages of Club members described above, including personalized follow-up by Amanda Seilern.
  • The members of the Golden Circle may also participate in the General Assembly in an advisory capacity; they will receive invitations to the General Assembly along with the agenda and other related documents.
  • Each member commits to signing a confidentiality clause and to adhering to our code of ethics.

All donations are tax deductible in Switzerland, Europe, and the United States.

For more information write to donate@civitas-maxima.org