About Access Accountability

Access Accountability is an initiative of the Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) based in Seoul, South Korea.

Access Accountability arose from TJWG’s experience as a start-up NGO seeking resources and expertise to guide the development of our structure, projects and systems. We provide training and resources for human rights documentation groups globally by identifying areas of need and matching them with the expertise required to achieve their goals.

Our aim is to assist groups involved in monitoring and documenting human rights abuses in any region, but particularly those who may be looking ahead to a transitional justice process in their local context.

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STRATEGIC ADVISORS

Executive Director, Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam)

Executive Director, Human  Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG)

Director of Research, Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG)

Executive Director, Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems (HURIDOCS)

Our team

Communications Director and Global Project Manager

Global Project Coordinator

Executive Director

IT Systems Administrator and Digital Security Officer

Administration and Resources Officer

Scott Stevens

Communications Director and Global Project Manager

Scott is a co-founder of the Transitional Justice Working Group where he serves as the communications director and global project manager.

TJWG’s global human rights documentation knowledge sharing initiative, Access Accountability, connects grassroots human rights documenters to experts and practitioners in documentation methodology, international law, forensic science, data science, advocacy and technology to support accountability efforts in contexts of grave human rights abuse.

 

Suhena Mehra

Global Project Coordinator

Suhena is a Global Project Coordinator at the Transitional Justice Working Group. Her prior experiences with cultural and research organisations support the Access Accountability project’s goals of providing guidance and tools to Human Rights documenters through various mediums.

Suhena has previously worked at the cultural wing of the Korean Embassy in New Delhi, India, as a Programs Coordinator, bridging cultural ties between India and South Korea.

As a POSCO Asia Fellow, Suhena received her M.A. from Yonsei University’s Graduate School of International Studies, South Korea, where she majored in Korean Studies. While doing so, she interned at the East Asia Institute, South Korea conducting research on Korean identity as well as working as the Editor in Chief of NovAsia, Yonsei’s publication on International Affairs.

She received her B.Sc. from Aston University, United Kingdom, where she majored in Business and Computer Science.

Hubert Y. Lee

Executive Director

The initiator of the Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG), Lee designs projects and oversees the operation of the organization. Prior to establishing the organization in 2014, Lee served as public and media relations specialist at Presidential Council for Future and Vision (PCFV) of South Korea from 2011 to 2013. Lee has over fifteen years first-hand research and advocacy experience on North Korean human rights issues, and has been engaged in training human rights activists in South Korea. Formerly, he worked for Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR) from 1999 to 2011 and has been advising since 2013. He had also advised the South Korean Government’s Center for North Korean Human Rights Records from 2017 to 2018. Lee received his M.A. in Political Science and B.A. in English Language and Literature from Sogang University in Seoul.

Shereen Yong

IT Systems Administrator and Digital Security Officer

Shereen Mei Yee Yong is the IT Systems Administrator and Digital Security Officer at the Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG).

Stephany Song

Administration and Resources Officer

Stephany Song has been the Administration and Resources Officer at TJWG since November 2019. In this role she manages the day to day administrative functions of the office and supports seeking out new sources of grants and program funding. She received an M.A. in international studies from the Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha Woman’s University, with a focus in development cooperation. She holds a B.A. in international studies from American University’s School of International Service. She was born in Seoul, raised in New York and Northern Virginia and relocated to Seoul in 2006.

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