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.
United States v. Private First Class Chelsea Manning
The 35-year prison sentence handed down to Private First Class Chelsea Manning by a United States military court in August 2013 far exceeded international legal norms.
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.
Good v. Botswana
This case is about a professor who was expelled from Botswana after writing an article critical of presidential succession, and subsequently claimed violations under the African Charter of Human and Peoples’ Rights.