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.
Bumbeș v. Romania
Together with Greenpeace Romania, the Justice Initiative argued that activist Mihail-Liviu Bumbeș should not have been required to give three days' notice when he and three others chained themselves to the gate of a Romanian government building.
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.
Girleanu v. Romania
A Romanian journalist was temporarily detained, charged, and fined for having confidential information related to national security in his possession.
Magnitsky v. Russia
Sergei Magnitsky died in pretrial detention in Russia after being denied essential medical care, in retaliation for exposing a $230m fraud involving senior Interior Ministry officials.
Bubon v. Russia
This case concerned the right of access to state-held information of public interest.
Romanenko v. Russia
This freedom of expression case before the European Court of Human Rights deals with a Russian newspaper ordered to pay libel damages for quoting local officials.