Civitas Maxima believes that local populations, those who bear the consequences of the gravest war crimes and human rights violations committed in their countries, have the right to accessible and unbiased information about any trials of alleged war criminals, even those that take place in other countries. In order to make justice proceedings approachable, we incorporate creative and innovative tools involving grassroots participation of artists, filmmakers, and reporters.
Liberian Quest for Justice
In 2017, together with our Monrovia-based sister organization the Global Justice and Research Project, we created the Liberian Quest for Justice, a platform for informed debate about the trials of alleged Liberian war criminals. Over the past 6 months, we directly reached over 40,000 Liberians and generated significant engagement and encouraged mobilization in the quest for justice in Liberia. It became a significant source for information to battle the culture of impunity that established itself since the civil wars in Liberia (1989-2003).