Our Procedure

We bridge the accountability gap between intelligence and law to help ensure justice is activated.

We operate within clear procedural lines, our Rules of Procedure. This transparent process was designed by criminal justice, law enforcement and wildlife crime experts.

The objective of our procedure is to provide a clear trajectory for the review of the Case File, our efforts with national dialogue to persuade a government to act and, where necessary, in conducting a Public Hearing.

As we are neither an international court or a governmental body, our procedure provides clear guidelines on how we work to achieve justice activation via actionable recommendations and stakeholder support.

Independent Review Panel

Our Independent Review Panel members consists of a diverse group of independent, international and well respected individuals.

Download the Rules of Procedure document here.


According to the adjusted Rules of Procedure, as of 3 May 2017 the term ‘Accountability Panel’ has been replaced with ‘Independent Review Panel (IRP)’ when referring to the pool of appointed individuals willing to initially review a Case File or participate in a Public Hearing and ‘Designated Independent Review Panel’ for the IRP constituted for a Public Hearing in a specific case.