International Justice Mission


Who We Are

"We’re International Justice Mission
and we believe that justice for the poor is possible.

We are a global organization that protects the poor
from violence in the developing world.

Our global team includes hundreds of lawyers, investigators, social workers,
community activists and other professionals at work in nearly 20 communities."



gary-haugenGary Haugen is founder and president of International Justice Mission.

Before founding IJM in 1997, Gary was a human rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he focused on crimes of police misconduct. In 1994, he served as the Director of the United Nations’ investigation in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. In this role, he led an international team of lawyers, criminal prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and forensics experts to gather evidence that would eventually be used to bring the perpetrators of the genocide to justice. Gary received a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago.... more

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