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Support the Work of The Reckoning Project

The Reckoning Project seeks to radically shift the paradigms that have made it nearly impossible to achieve justice for war crimes in past conflicts. Our current challenge is to scale quickly and bring perpetrators of human rights abuses to face their day in court.


To grow, we need new supporters and partners. Join us in supporting The Reckoning Project. 

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Do you, your organization, or your institution align with our cause? The Reckoning Project remains open to partnerships and other forms of collaboration in support of our mission. Contact us with inquiries and proposals of cooperation. Together, we can ensure that justice in all its forms is not forgotten.

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Partners and Donors

The Reckoning Project is a member of the Ukraine 5 AM Coalition, a union of human rights organizations that collect and document war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Russian armed aggression in Ukraine.


The Public Interest Journalism Lab team co-founded The Reckoning Project in March 2022. 


The Reckoning Project was made possible thanks to the generous support of the American people, provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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The Reckoning Project is also supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

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The Reckoning Project’s work is made possible with the generous support of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.


The Reckoning Project analysis is made possible through the efforts of the political scientists, coders, legal experts, and sociologists of The Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE), housed in the University of Michigan International Institute. 


The Reckoning Project is also supported by Open Society Foundations.

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The Reckoning Project is grateful for the legal support from the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic (the Lowenstein Clinic) within Yale Law School. 

University of Michigan x The Reckoning Project Partnership

The Reckoning Project partners with the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) at the University of Michigan, led by the project’s Principal Investigator Geneviève Zubrzycki, WCEE Director and William H. Sewell Jr. Collegiate Professor of Sociology. 


WCEE’s team translates, edits, analyzes, and archives testimonies collected by The Reckoning Project. Undergraduate research assistants were trained for the project through Professor Zubrzycki’s Sociology course “War Crimes, Law, and Memory: Safeguarding Testimonies from the War in Ukraine'' at the University of Michigan.   


On February 24, 2024, WCEE launched an interactive website that serves as a pedagogical tool and memorial to the victims of the war. The site's key feature is two interactive maps, each allowing the user to visualize patterns of mass violence in unique ways.

The Incident Map shows the location of violent acts against civilians documented by The Reckoning Project. Users can zoom in and out to explore incidents in a specific region and then view details by clicking on the red dot. When zoomed out, the number appearing in a larger red circle represents the number of incidents clustered in a specific area. 

The Troop Movement Map provides a timeline of incidents in relation to the movements of Russian and Ukrainian soldiers. The slider on the bottom of the screen allows users to navigate the map in 1-week increments. The troop movement data is adapted from political scientist Yuri M. Zhukov's VIINA 2.0 / Violent Incident Information from News Articles near-real-time data system.


Entries in the Archive of Testimonies contain basic information and a brief description of incidents. Those shown on the website are considered for legal prosecution, which prohibits the disclosure of certain information. The identities of witnesses, victims, and The Reckoning Project's researchers are concealed to ensure their safety. 


WCEE is currently developing lesson plans for high school and college-level courses based on the website and The Reckoning Project’s publications, and will perform outreach to students, educators, and researchers.  

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