Mission

The Conflict Awareness Project (CAP) is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to investigating, documenting, and bringing to justice major arms traffickers, war profiteering networks, and transnational criminal organizations that fuel war, conflict, and natural resource exploitation around the globe.

 

CAP uniquely focuses on building and supporting precedent-setting, justice-oriented cases that help close the gaps in international and domestic laws and deter private actors and companies.

 

Our methodological approach is best summed up in three simple words: "Follow The Guns." 

 

With our model FTG approach, CAP has established a parallel NGO process to assist prosecutors and related rule of law bodies at the local, regional and international level with transnational, on-the-ground, investigative research, case support, expert consultation, and training.

 

CAP works in collaboration with local actors, multilateral organizations, pro bono legal firms, and other partners in the global justice movement to raise awareness and support accountability mechanisms as well as to promote international peace and security and human rights. 

 

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History

The Conflict Awareness Project (CAP) was launched in 2010 by Kathi Lynn Austin, an internationally recognized arms trafficking expert with over thirty years of groundbreaking field research experience. Frustrated by the paucity of prosecutions against international arms smugglers and war profiteers, Ms. Austin determined to establish an NGO dedicated to the championing precedent-setting criminal and social justice cases in conjunction with local actors and legal entities around the world. 

As the current Executive Director, Ms. Austin continues to advance the institutional and programmatic development of CAP with the help of a highly qualified staff and Board Members. 

To learn more about how you can support this effort, 
click here. Please donate to support CAP's daily work. Unleash a powerful force to bring major arms traffickers and war profiteers to justice, to save lives and and build a more peaceful world. 

The Conflict Awareness Project is a recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

 

Board of Directors

CAP Crew

 

Executive Director: 

Kathi Lynn Austin

Administration and Finance:

Mary Fields

Pro Bono Legal Services:

International Senior Lawyers Project 

Technology/Production:

Evelyn MessInger

 

Research/Analysis:

 

Brian Freskos

Video Production:

Narratively

Painted Dog TV

Videographer:
Riaan Venter

Russell Berg

Photographer:
Tish Lampert

Social Media:

Mary Fields

Policy Support:

Melina Selverston

CAP Board Members

Bryan Rich

Claudia Brose

Diana Fuller

CAP Affiliates

Human Rights Center: University of California Berkley

Open Society Justice Initiative

Forum on the Arms Trade

Pacific Council on International Policy

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized  Crime

Explorers Club (NY/DC)

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