Access to justice and accountability are fundamental to protecting human rights and ensuring sustainable peace. When governments claim that we can only have national security if we give up human rights, they ignore decades of evidence that long-term peace is only possible where justice is upheld and rights are respected. The protection of human rights and the rule of law should be hardwired into security programs, both nationally and globally. Rights and Security International promotes accountability for security-related abuses and opposes 'security' programs that harm vulnerable people and marginalized groups. We document harms, advocate for justice, and create visions for rights-respecting security protections.
For more information on our Accountability and Access to Justice work, feel free to explore our Accountability and Access to Justice tags in our 'Advocacy' and 'Impact' sections.