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The Emergent Justice Collective is a collective of lawyers, activist scholars and advocates who came together in search of a more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive way of engaging in international justice work. Its founding members are Valentina Azarova, Amanda Ghahremani, Ashley Jordana, Alexandra Lily Kather and Lisa-Marie Rudi.
Our collective seeks to nurture the emergent counterculture to dominant practices in the international justice space. International law is rooted in coloniality and dominated by white supremacy culture.
Punitive justice and carcerality are essentialized as the most viable models of justice.

Our struggle is to counter these practices in both the substance of our work and the manner in which we engage with each other.

What We Do
We collaboratively pursue strategies, including legal interventions, to further structural change of oppressive systems at the root of global injustice. We do this by centering intersectionality, community, healing, and transformation in justice and accountability processes. 

Recognizing that process is just as important as outcome, we are committed to embodying care, solidarity, interdependence, and collectivity over individualism.

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