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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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Open Society Justice Initiative v. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) et al

The Justice Initiative seeks the public release by U.S. government agencies of all documents related to the brutal murder in Istanbul of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian dissident writer and editor, and a U.S. permanent resident.

June 27, 2019
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Right to Nationality of Children Born in Colombia

Colombia's arbitrary denial of nationality to children born in Colombia to Venezuelan parents places children at risk of statelessness.

June 07, 2019
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Naming the Disappeared of Mexico's Dirty War

Mexico's Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Freedom of Information application that sought the release of the names of victims of unsolved cases of enforced disappearance.

October 05, 2017
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TRIAL v. Argor-Heraeus S.A.

This complaint sought to initiate an official investigation by Swiss federal prosecutors into allegations that a Swiss gold refinery processed several tons of goal pillaged from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

June 19, 2017
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Mhlungwana v. the State and the Minister of Police

Protestors successfully argued that it was unconstitutional for South African law to make the failure to give prior notice of a demonstration a crime.

April 18, 2017
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Da Cunha v. Yahoo de Argentina SRL and Another

The court is asked to determine whether two search engines are liable for natural search results that are alleged to infringe the claimant’s privacy and reputational interests.

February 22, 2017
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State Attorney of Israel v. Breaking the Silence

An Israeli NGO, Breaking the Silence, is opposing a demand from the government to hand over documentation that would expose its confidential sources.

October 18, 2016
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Rodríguez v. Google and Another

A landmark 2014 ruling in Argentina on the liability of internet search-engine operators is likely to influence courts elsewhere in the region.

October 17, 2016
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