Justice Initiative lawyers have represented scores of individuals and groups before domestic and international human rights courts and tribunals around the world. These cases seek not only to vindicate individual claims, but to establish and strengthen the law’s protection for all.
Freedom FM v. Cameroon
This case concerns a current-affairs radio station that was denied a broadcasting license in Cameroon.
Askarov v. Kyrgyzstan
Azimjan Askarov, now in his sixties, was detained and tortured by police in the aftermath of ethic violence in June, 2010. He was given a life prison sentence after a manifestly unfair trial.
Akmatov v. Kyrgyzstan
Turdubek Akmatov was taken to the local police station in Kyrgyzstan and severely beaten during ten hours in custody. He died a few hours after being released without charge.
Ernazarov v. Kyrgyzstan
This case concerns the death in custody of Rahmanberdi Ernazarov, who was arrested in November 2005 and charged with the serious sexual offense of forced sodomy.
Bumbeș v. Romania
Together with Greenpeace Romania, the Justice Initiative argues that activist Mihail-Liviu Bumbeș should not have been required to give three days notice when he and three others chained themselves to the gate of a Romanian government building.
Open Society Justice Initiative v. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) et al
The Justice Initiative seeks the public release by U.S. government agencies of all documents related to the brutal murder in Istanbul of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian dissident writer and editor, and a U.S. permanent resident.
Right to Nationality of Children Born in Colombia
Colombia's arbitrary denial of nationality to children born in Colombia to Venezuelan parents places children at risk of statelessness.
Sentsov and Kolchenko v. Russia
The imposition of Russian nationality on Ukrainian citizens in Crimea resulted in the violation of the applicants' fair trial rights.