Partners

The JPC Cape Palmas wants to thanks all of it’s partners for all the resources they have contributed to the expansion and improvment of our programs!

UN High Commission for Refugees

– was established in 1950

– “mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.”

Open Society Institute for West Africa

OSIWA has a special Liberia program that…

“Works with governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote good governance, respect for human rights and accountability and transparency by expanding on former and current initiatives while identifying strategic interventions that will help the nation’s postwar recovery efforts.” [from OSIWA website]

Catholic Relief Services

– began work in 1943

“Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to:

– Promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and,

– Serve Catholics in the United States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.

– As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.” [from CRS website]

Transnational Law Institute at Washington and Lee University

Students at the Transnational Law Institute are helping to create training programs for JPC’s paralegals.

More information on students at Washington and Lee and their work on Justice in Liberia

The Transnational Law Institute was established in 2006 and “supports and coordinates teaching innovations, externships, internships, a speaker series, and visiting faculty to help prepare students for the increasing globalization of legal practice. ”

{Taken from Transnational Law Institute Website}

The Carter Center

– was founded in 1982

– “The Carter Center: Creating a world in which every man, woman, and child has the opportunity to enjoy good health and live in peace” [Carter Center Website]

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