Established in 2016, the Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) fights for the rights of individuals unfairly targeted by oppressive governments through the courts.
To CFJ, justice is more than what is decided in courts. It is litigated in communities as well. Advancing the cause of justice also means advancing it for marginalized and vulnerable communities targeted by hate, for displaced children deprived of opportunities to learn and for refugees seeking to rebuild their lives abroad.
CFJ has four main activities currently underway, including:
- TrialWatch, which aims to monitor, report on, and respond to trials around the world that post a high risk to human rights violations.
- Integrating Syrian refugee children into the Lebanese school system through "second shift" schooling.
- Resettling Syrian refugees in the US, and
- Tackling the rise of hate crime through independent legal advice.
CFJ is a strategic partner and supporter of The Sentry, which George Clooney co-founded.
With help from our players, CFJ will expand their support for monitoring trials to shine a light on miscarriages of justice and human rights violations around the world.