Litigation

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. 

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Ruziyev v. Republic of Uzbekistan

A survivor of the May 2005 massacre in Andijan, Uzbekistan, accuses the Uzbek authorities of subjecting him to torture and illegal detention in 2003 and 2004.

Last update: May 12, 2014
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Coalition on Violence Against Women and Others v. the Attorney-General of Kenya and Others

A group of Kenyan civil society organizations and victims of sexual and gender-based violence have brought a case to the Nairobi High Court against six Kenyan government officials demanding accountability.

Last update: February 20, 2013
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Citizens Against Violence and Others v. the Attorney General of Kenya and Others

More than 400 Kenyans were shot dead by police during the post-election violence in Kenya in early 2008. Victims have brought a class action constitutional case demanding accountability for the killings.

Last update: February 13, 2013
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Gerasimov v. Kazakhstan

This Open Society Justice Initiative case involves the torture of a man by police in Kazakhstan.

Last update: July 15, 2011
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Alade v. the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Sikiru Alade spent almost a decade in pretrial detention. His case exposes a system in which police routinely charge suspects in order to have them detained, but make no effort to investigate or prosecute the case.

Last update: July 07, 2011
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Zhovtis v. Kazakhstan

This case concerns a human rights defender imprisoned in Kazakhstan. He faced a rushed and unfair trial after being involved in a fatal traffic accident.

Last update: November 09, 2010
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Anyaele v. Taylor

A case challenging the asylum granted by Nigeria to former Liberian president Charles Taylor.

Last update: April 01, 2006

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