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.
H.R. v. Republic of Uzbekistan
A survivor of the May 2005 massacre in Andijan, Uzbekistan, has submitted a complaint before the UN Human Rights Committee regarding his torture and illegal detention by Uzbek authorities in 2003 and 2004.
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.
The UN Human Rights Council appointed a Committee of Experts to resolve issues surrounding investigations into the 2008–2009 Gaza conflict.