President Obama signed legislation into law yesterday that will expand the scope of the Rewards for Justice Program. On hand at the Oval Office signing ceremony were representatives from human rights organizations who have been important supporters in this effort and work on these issues every day, including Enough Project Executive Director John C. Bradshaw (second from left) and our partners from Invisible Children, Resolve, and Humanity United.
In a written statement, President Obama said:
This powerful new tool can be used to help bring to justice perpetrators of the worst crimes known to human kind…We have made unmistakably clear that the United States is committed to seeing war criminals and other perpetrators of atrocities held accountable for their crimes, and today’s legislation can help us achieve that goal.
Photo: Signing ceremony in the Oval Office (White House)