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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Vargas Telles v. City of San Lorenzo

The Open Society Justice Initiative has filed a brief urging Paraguay’s top court to recognize a right of general access to government information—the first case of its kind in the country.

Last update: February 25, 2010
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Mikhaj and Others v. Russia

This case challenges discrimination against Roma children in Tula, Russia, who have been placed in segregated classes and refused the opportunity to study beyond the fifth year of primary school.

Last update: February 16, 2010
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Marques v. Angola

This case is about freedom of expression, focusing on a journalist who was imprisoned after criticizing the president of Angola.

Last update: February 11, 2010
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Sejdic and Finci v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

This case is about the right of minorities to run for political office in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Last update: December 22, 2009
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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.

Last update: December 03, 2009
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HP v. Denmark

HP was tortured for years in Iran before fleeing the country and coming to Denmark. Yet for more than 15 years, he was denied the citizenship of his adopted country, where he has lived for decades.

Last update: December 01, 2009
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Makhashev v. Russia

This case involves brothers who were beaten by Russian police and subjected to anti-Chechen insults. Discrimination by police against Chechens is common in Russia, but this was the first time it has been challenged in court.

Last update: November 26, 2009
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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.

Last update: October 08, 2009
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