The constructive and successful cooperation between civilians of Argentina and Germany in coming to terms with crimes against humanity, experienced by Dorothee Weitbrecht, historian and niece of Elisabeth Käsemann, inspired her to create the Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation. The foundation was established in 2014 with the support of Luisa Wettengel, a Buenos Aires-based Argentinian of German descent, whose brother was also a victim of the dictatorship. She has been backing the work of the foundation ever since.
The violation of human rights is not a national affair. Since the late 1990s this has been recognized by law with the creation of the International Criminal Court that is now based in The Hague. Prosecuting crimes against humanity all over the world is the first and fundamental step to outlaw and prevent these acts in the future and to restore justice for the victims and their families, and for society as a whole.