Projects

The Iraq War was illegal under international law as an act of aggression—the “supreme” crime.

The Iraq War was illegal under international law as an act of aggression—the “supreme” crime.

iraq war Accountability

JAI has been at the forefront of litigating issues related to the Iraq War, and fought for several years in the U.S. to obtain a court order that the Iraq War was illegal.

Our ongoing projects include:

  • Seeking further judicial venues to litigate the legality of the Iraq War

  • Seeking redress for victims of the Iraq War through civil and criminal law


#climateletter

JAI is asking U.S. state Attorneys General to break the powers of fossil fuel corporations to prevent a material risk of human extinction by the end of this century.

The #climateletter is a formal legal letter that will trigger potential oversight and scrutiny by state courts.

Follow our work at climateletter.us.

We must avert a material risk of human extinction by 2100.    #climateletter

We must avert a material risk of human extinction by 2100. #climateletter


The 9/11 AUMF is unconstitutional and must be struck down.    #endforeverwar

The 9/11 AUMF is unconstitutional and must be struck down. #endforeverwar

#endforeverwar

JAI is working to challenge and strike down the 9/11 Authorization for Use of Force, which has been used to justify over 40 military actions in at least 19 different countries since 2001.

We provide free legal advice to service members who believe their deployment pursuant to the 9/11 AUMF is unconstitutional and illegal.


UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION

JAI is championing universal jurisdiction to hold leaders accountable for international crimes.

Our ongoing projects include:

  • Networking with lawyers internationally to create a multi-jurisdiction watch list for leaders who commit international crimes

  • Seeking judicial venues to enforce and strengthen universal jurisdiction.

Lawyers from all over the world must join forces to hold their leaders accountable.

Lawyers from all over the world must join forces to hold their leaders accountable.


Corporations must be responsible for their conduct.

Corporations must be responsible for their conduct.

Business and human rights

JAI is working on ways to hold multi-national corporations liable for breaches of human rights norms.

Our ongoing projects include:

  • Researching how boards of directors can be incentivized to comply with human rights norms

  • Researching how corporate charters can be revoked as to corporations who continually engage in grave wrongdoing