Relatives for Justice Vision
To support the empowerment of the bereaved and injured of the conflict to realise improved health and wellbeing, and full and equal participation at every level of our post-conflict society
Relatives for Justice Mission
- Building and providing access to safe, integrated and professional services and programmes of support for the bereaved and injured of the conflict
- Contributing to the health and wellbeing of victims and survivors
- Realising empowerment through building skills, confidence and self-awareness
- Encouraging the bereaved and injured to realise their role in peace building and processes designed to deal with the past
- Investing in Relatives for Justice through training and sustainable partnerships
Relatives for Justice Aims
- To provide a safe space for the bereaved and injured of the conflict
- To provide professional, appropriate and development based individual, family and group support for the bereaved and injured in an holistic, integrated fashion
- To develop and deliver said support in partnership with other professional organisations where appropriate
- To support the bereaved and injured to tell their story and document their experiences
- To build awareness and foster an understanding of the specific experiences and needs of the bereaved and injured of the conflict in a transitional context
- To contribute to the search for truth, highlight injustice and contribute to a culture of human rights
- To support families engaging with relevant processes to deal with the past including legal processes
- To liaise with domestic and international human rights NGOs, government bodies and other international organisations in the furtherance of the realisation of the rights of victims and survivors of the conflict
Relatives for Justice Core Values
- An active commitment to universal human rights and social justice
- The promotion of equality and respect for the background, diversity and experience of all those bereaved and injured by the conflict
- The application and development of the highest standards of professional support programmes for victims and survivors of the conflict
- The promotion of recognition and remedy for the specific gender harms and experiences of the bereaved and injured of the conflict
Relatives for Justice only supports victims and survivors of the conflict in its work. Eligibility for services is determined at initial contact and evidence retained.
- A letter was sent out to invite observers to come and witness the formal setup of the Relatives for Justice campaign, read it in full here.
- The first ever Relatives For Justice Conference took place in Dungannon on Saturday 20th April, 1991, find out more in this 12-page PDF.
- Introductory comments from the conference.