Free Kashmir works every day to shine a spotlight on the injustices suffered by the Kashmiri people under the yoke of the ongoing Indian occupation. In early August, 2019, that occupation intensified when India revoked article 370 of its national constitution, which granted the territory of Jammu and Kashmir formal autonomy and the right to self-rule. Since then, these rights have been effectively abolished, with Indian Kashmir coming directly under the control of the Indian government.
The Free Kashmir campaign works through call campaigns, mass protests and direct actions, advocacy at the U.N., and lobbying to raise the visibility of the Kashmiri right to self-determination and call for the end of the occupation.
The Free Kashmir campaign is a Justice For All campaign. An NGO with Consultative Status at the United Nations (DPI), Justice for All is an Illinois registered nonprofit organization based in Chicago, with staff and volunteers in Washington DC, New York, Boston, Houston and other locations. The organization, which was incorporated in 1999, grew out of advocacy efforts on the human rights abuses experienced in Bosnia and later Kosovo during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. It was instrumental in shaping the discourse around the ‘genocide’ debate and campaigned to declare rape as a war crime in international law.
Justice for All currently oversees several grassroots, media, and advocacy campaigns to address issues that do not receive enough international, public and political support. It does this by working with a dedicated in-house staff as well as a team of D.C. and media industry consultants to initiate and advance legislation that will benefit impacted communities around the world. It also sparks grassroots advocacy campaigns and maintains a steady presence as an audible voice at the United Nations.
The objective of every Justice For All campaign is to safeguard the fundamental human rights of at-risk or impacted communities by reinforcing the universal human rights framework as articulated in the Geneva Convention and respect for international law as laid out in the charter of the United Nations. By so doing, Justice For All works to preserve the basic claim to human rights of individuals everywhere.
Justice for All is funded by a broad range of faith community donors who take a keen interest in the furtherance of human rights both in the United States and outside its shores. Its broad mandate is to educate fellow citizens on social justice concerns and provide guidance for action through regular newsletters and extensive media engagement.