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.
Centre for Accountability and the Rule of Law et al v. Sierra Leone
Two health-workers involved in efforts to combat the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, who themselves contracted and survived the virus, are seeking redress for deaths and damages caused by the corrupt diversion of million of international emergency relief funds.
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.
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.
Kasabova v. Bulgaria
The case, involving a journalist found liable for criminal libel, raised questions about the burden of proof and liability standards that ought to apply in criminal defamation proceedings.
Marques v. Angola
This case is about freedom of expression, focusing on a journalist who was imprisoned after criticizing the president of Angola.
APDHE v. Equatorial Guinea
This complaint challenged a small clique of ruling families in Equatorial Guinea who reap huge profits through corruption and monopoly control of the national petro-carbon industry, while ordinary citizens live in poverty.
Casas Chardon v. Ministry of Transportation
An anticorruption pressure group in Peru wanted access to the financial declarations of the Minister of Transport, but the authorities said the information was confidential.
Claude Reyes v. Chile
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is the first international tribunal to recognize a basic right of access to government information as an element of the right to freedom of expression.