Gathering of Religious Leaders with Hilde Schwab and Karen Tse

Davos 2014 Interfaith Peace Vigil

  Rev. Karen Tse and Hilde Schwab brought together religious leaders from around the world in Davos during the World Economic Forum. Buddhist, Muslim, Catholic, Anglican, Jewish and many more faith groups were represented and spoke of the high need to end torture, now.   The leaders know it is possible to end torture now by empowering people at every level to work together. They believe in this mission of IBJ.   This recognition is universal across all religions; religious differences are easily overcome in the face of something like torture. It’s a clear call … Continue Reading →


Panellists and moderator for the Security and Law Enforcement Panel

Karen Talks at the World Justice Forum’s Security and Law Enforcement Panel

Last week, Karen Tse, CEO and founder of International Bridges to Justice, made an important contribution to the discussion on how law enforcement and human rights can effectively coexist, at the World Justice Forum in The Hague. The World Justice Forum, organized by the World Justice Project, took place between the 8th and 11th of July 2013. This dynamic and innovative forum brought together diverse professionals and academics from across the world to discuss issues concerning the implementation of justice … Continue Reading →


Karen Tse: How to stop torture

Karen Tse: How to stop torture

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  • 20 March, 2013
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An Inspirational Visit Kandal Prison with Karen and Vandeth

During Karen’s recent trip to Cambodia we spent an afternoon in Kandal prison with the purpose of meeting all the female and juvenile prisoners. It was a privilege to visit Kandal prison with both Karen and Vandeth, a place Karen first worked back in 1994. There were some shocking tales as well as some stories of hope. The youngest juvenile prisoner we met was a 14-year-old boy, Sophea. He had been in prison for over one month without the knowledge … Continue Reading →


Blessings, Cross-Examination Techniques and a Vision for the Future at IBJ’s Lawyer Training Workshop in Phnom Penh

and Nastasia Bach Karen Tse, IBJ’s founder and CEO, and Daniel R. Fung, Chair of the Board of Directors, travelled to Cambodia to meet with the IBJ staff to collaborate and improve skills.  On April 7, 2012 eight lawyers and five investigators met at the IBJ office in Phnom Penh.  The day was divided into three parts: blessing by the monks, defender skills training, and visioning for IBJ’s future in Cambodia.  Throughout the day there was a common theme – … Continue Reading →


Karen Tse to Deliver IBJ’s Message at TED Global

IBJ Founder and CEO Karen Tse will deliver IBJ’s message to Stop Torture in the 21st Century at TED Global on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 2:15pm-4:00pm (Edinburgh, BST/GMT+1). In too many countries, it’s still normal to torture prisoners for confessions and information. Karen Tse works to end that. A former public defender, Karen Tse developed an interest in the intersection of criminal law and human rights after observing Southeast Asian refugees held in a local prison without trial, often tortured … Continue Reading →


IBJ Completes Mission to Egypt

In May, IBJ conducted a mission to Egypt to speak with government officials and local NGOs about the status of criminal defense and legal aid after the revolution. IBJ witnessed the spirit of optimism and hope that the revolution has sparked. Yet, it also became clear that Egypt is still at the very beginning of its journey to a democratic and stable country where human rights are respected. The decades of political oppression and the systematic use of torture have … Continue Reading →


Transformation and Liberation: Rising Up From Fear to Hope

On March 22nd, IBJ Founder and CEO Karen Tse delivered a speech, “Transformation and Liberation: Rising Up From Fear to Hope”, as part of the Syracuse University Lecture Series in Syracuse, New York. Continue Reading →


IBJ Hosts Panel Event And Discussion At Davos 2011

On 29 January 2011, International Bridges to Justice brought together thought leaders from around the globe for an interactive gathering and discussion at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. For the 4th consecutive year, IBJ sparked a vibrant discussion amongst attendees and invited the Davos community to join its struggle to ensure the basic legal rights of ordinary citizens throughout the world. This year’s event, Building Bridges and Inspiring Hope: Innovations from Davos, focused on the theme … Continue Reading →


Karen Tse Speaks about Emerging Legal Aid Programs on World Radio Geneva

International Bridges to Justice Founder and CEO Karen Tse made an appearance yesterday on World Radio Geneva, where she discussed IBJ’s efforts to support emerging legal aid organizations in developing nations. Click here to listen to the broadcast.