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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Bubon v. Russia

This case concerned the right of access to state-held information of public interest.

Last update: November 02, 2010
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Ouardiri v. Switzerland

This case is about a Swiss ban on the construction of minarets that clearly discriminates against Muslims.

Last update: October 22, 2010
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Omerovic and Others v. Italy

In 2008 Italy introduced emergency legislation that applied only to Roma. The Omerovic family brought a legal action with nine other claimants to challenge this discriminatory treatment.

Last update: September 17, 2010
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Sanoma Uitgevers v. the Netherlands

When an editor refused to hand over photos taken by a journalist, Dutch police tried to close the magazine down. The Open Society Justice Initiative argued that the police had violated freedom of expression.

Last update: September 14, 2010
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Gaza Inquiry

The UN Human Rights Council appointed a Committee of Experts to resolve issues surrounding investigations into the 2008–2009 Gaza conflict.

Last update: September 01, 2010
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Bueno v. Dominican Republic

This case is about statelessness in the Dominican Republic. It focuses on a Dominican man who was denied identity documents because he was of Haitian descent.

Last update: June 01, 2010
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Nubian Community in Kenya v. Kenya

Africa's human rights tribunal found that members of Kenya's Nubian community face arbitrary procedures that restrict their access to vital national identity documents.

Last update: May 17, 2010
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Centro Europa 7 s.r.l. v. Italy

The television broadcaster Centro Europa 7 took a case to the European Court of Human Rights to argue that media pluralism requires an end to the Berlusconi duopoly in Italy.

Last update: March 10, 2010
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