In 2000, the Hong Kong-born American Karen Tse founded the International Bridge to Justice. The non-profit organization based in Geneva aims to defend human rights in developing countries and to ensure that everyone has access to a fair and impartial trial by providing legal assistance. It also aims to eradicate all forms of torture and physical abuse related to the arrest, detention and interrogation of suspects.
Unlike many organizations, the International Bridge to Justice works from within the system, collaborating with local authorities. It also focuses on the ordinary prisoners who have been forgotten and who often have no resources. By not addressing the cause of political prisoners and avoiding any form of sensationalism (demonstrations, reports, videos or photos of torture, etc), the organization has been able to save many lives and to gradually reform inadequate justice systems.