Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) is a non-profit organization, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, whose aim is to contribute to the strengthening of human rights and the alleviation of entrenched impunity in the Asia-Pacific region. Its work focuses on countries involved in transition from a context of mass human rights violations to democracy, where it strives to build cultures based on accountability, justice and a willingness to learn from the root causes of mass human rights violations to help prevent the recurrence of state-sanctioned human rights violations.
AJAR believes that the governments and civil society in Asia who recognize that combating impunity and building strong mechanisms to achieve accountability and respect for victims are essential foundations for peace and prosperity. In this context, Asian countries will be recognized internationally as leading the way in courageously and honestly confronting past violations, using this process to construct new societies based on universal principles of human rights
AJAR’s mission is to increase the capacity of local and national actors, particularly victim’s organizations, in the fight against entrenched impunity, and contribute to building cultures based on accountability, justice and a willingness to learn from the root causes of mass human rights violations in Asia.