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.
Executive Decree 1129
Peru’s Constitutional Court is now reviewing a constitutional challenge of an executive decree classifying as secret all information related to security and national defense.
Casas Chardon v. Ministry of Transportation
An anticorruption pressure group in Peru wanted access to the financial declarations of the Minister of Transport, but the authorities said the information was confidential.
Claude Reyes v. Chile
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is the first international tribunal to recognize a basic right of access to government information as an element of the right to freedom of expression.