Litigation

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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Bumbeș v. Romania

Together with Greenpeace Romania, the Justice Initiative argues 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.

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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
Litigation

Sentsov and Kolchenko v. Russia

The imposition of Russian nationality on Ukrainian citizens in Crimea resulted in the violation of the applicants' fair trial rights.

May 30, 2019
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Democracy and Human Rights Resource Centre and others v. Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's freezing of the bank accounts of NGOs and human rights activists represents a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.

November 20, 2018
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Open Society Institute–Budapest v. Hungary

The Open Society Foundations are calling on the European Court of Human Rights to address violations of the rights to freedom of association and expression by the Hungarian government.

September 24, 2018
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Huseynov v. Azerbaijan

Emin Huseynov, an Azerbaijani journalist, argues that a declaration renouncing his nationality—made under duress—cannot be used by the government to revoke his citizenship.

December 07, 2017
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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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