Co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry is composed of financial forensic investigators, policy analysts, and regional experts who follow the dirty money and build investigative cases focusing on the corrupt transnational networks most responsible for Africa’s deadliest conflicts. By creating a significant financial cost to these kleptocrats through network sanctions, anti-money laundering measures, prosecutions, and other tools, The Sentry aims to disrupt the profit incentives for mass atrocities and oppression, and creates new leverage in support of peace efforts and African frontline human rights defenders. The Sentry’s partner, the Enough Project, undertakes high-level advocacy with policy-makers around the world as well as wide-reaching education campaigns by mobilizing students, faith-based groups, celebrities, and others. The Sentry currently focuses its work in South Sudan, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic. In order to track and analyze how armed conflict and atrocities are financed, sustained, and monetized, The Sentry uses open source data collection, field research, and state-of-the-art network data analysis technology, and works in partnership with local and international civil society organizations, journalists, and governments. The Sentry’s investigations produce analytical reporting that engages civil society and media, supports regulatory action and prosecutions, and provides policymakers with the information they require to take effective action.
Keywords: Preventing Injustice and Corruption, Enable Access to Resources Essential for Development, George Clooney, John Prendergast, The Enough Project, open source data collection for human rights, Data analysis and visualization for human rights, South Sudan, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic