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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HCLU v. Hungary

In this case involving a Hungarian NGO denied access to information, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the denial interferes with the group's right to information.

Last update: April 19, 2009
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IHRDA v. Mauritania

This case is about statelessness and discrimination against non-Arab citizens in Mauritania.

Last update: April 01, 2009
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Dutch Caribbean Consultative Body v. Data Protection Authority

This case challenges the Dutch government’s attempt to create a database of all youths of Antillean descent.

Last update: March 11, 2009
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APDHE v. Obiang Family

This case before a Spanish court involves massive sums of money allegedly diverted by the President of Equatorial Guinea to buy property in Spain and the Canary Islands for his family.

Last update: February 06, 2009
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Timishev v. Russia

The Open Society Justice Initiative represented a man of Chechen origin in a challenge to racial profiling by Russian police in the Caucasus, where non-Slavs are disproportionately stopped and detained.

Last update: October 22, 2008
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Good v. Botswana

This case is about a professor who was expelled from Botswana after writing an article critical of presidential succession, and subsequently claimed violations under the African Charter of Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Last update: May 01, 2008
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The Prosecutor v. Nahimana et al.

The Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted the accused of incitement to commit genocide, but in so doing blurred the distinction between hate speech and international crimes.

Last update: November 28, 2007
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Anyaele v. Taylor

A case challenging the asylum granted by Nigeria to former Liberian president Charles Taylor.

Last update: April 01, 2006
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