The Bottom Line Up Front

Facilitating accountability and economic justice for states in transition.

Authoritarian seizures of power and transitions to democracy from authoritarianism can severely challenge domestic civil society and the international community. During both positive democratic transition or antidemocratic coup d’états, illicit networks threaten stability, economic prosperity, and the security of vulnerable populations. The ability to confront and combat these networks can have severe implications on the strength and survival of democracy and human rights during transition.

C4ADS maps antidemocratic illicit networks to support international legal actions, intelligent diplomacy, targeted domestic advocacy, and the responsible allocation of humanitarian relief. Through our work, we bridge information gaps between domestic advocacy audiences and international stakeholders.