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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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Chowdury and others v. Greece

The European Court of Human Right found that a group of Bangladeshi strawberry pickers had been subjected to forced labor in Greece.

Last update: March 27, 2017
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Seydi and others v. France

Racial profiling by the police is pervasive in France. This case argues that the application of Article 78-2 of the French Criminal Procedure Code violated numerous fundamental rights and freedoms.

Last update: October 04, 2013
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S.A.S. v France

In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the wearing of any clothing which fully covers the face in any public space. In effect the law is intended to regulate the burqa and niqab.

Last update: April 23, 2013
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Human Rights Monitoring Institute v. Republic of Lithuania

The Lithuanian Customs Department refused to disclose information that might have exposed its complicity in the CIA's rendition, detention and torture programs.

Last update: February 27, 2013
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El-Masri v. Macedonia

The European Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of Khaled El-Masri in his complaint over Macedonia's involvement in his extraordinary rendition and torture by the CIA.

Last update: July 15, 2012
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Kuric v. Slovenia

This case concerns citizenship rights and statelessness in Slovenia.

Last update: July 06, 2011
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Marques v. Angola

This case is about freedom of expression, focusing on a journalist who was imprisoned after criticizing the president of Angola.

Last update: February 11, 2010
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Pauliukas v. Lithuania

A case concerning whether or not the European Convention on Human Rights protects the right to a reputation.

Last update: June 02, 2009

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