Composed of 60 eminent judges and lawyers from all regions of the world, the International
Commission of Jurists promotes and protects human rights through the Rule of Law, by using
its unique legal expertise to develop and strengthen national and international justice
systems. Established in 1952 and active on five continents, the ICJ aims to ensure the
progressive development and effective implementation of international human rights and
international humanitarian law; secure the realization of civil, cultural, economic, political and
social rights; safeguard the separation of powers; and guarantee the independence of the
judiciary and legal profession.