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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Executive Decree 1129

Peru’s Constitutional Court is now reviewing a constitutional challenge of an executive decree classifying as secret all information related to security and national defense.

March 14, 2014
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Home Secretary v. Al-Jedda

The UK government stripped Al-Jedda of his citizenship, arguing he could re-apply for Iraqi citizenship and was not stateless. The UK Supreme Court found that indeed he was left stateless.

October 28, 2013
Litigation

Janowiec v. Russia

In 1940, Josef Stalin ordered the killing of tens of thousands of Polish prisoners of war, captured after the Soviet invasion of their country. To this day the full truth of what happened in 1940 has not come out.

October 17, 2013
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Seydi and others v. France

Racial profiling by the police is pervasive in France.This case argues that the application of Article 78-2 of the French Criminal Procedure Code violated numerous fundamental rights and freedoms.

October 04, 2013
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Salkanovic v. Ministry of Interior (Italy)

The Justice Initiative with Italian NGOs filed a petition on behalf of Salkanovic against the government, seeking a declaration that the Roma census violated Italian and EU antidiscrimination and data protection law.

April 23, 2013
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S.A.S. v France

In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the wearing of any clothing which fully covers the face in any public space. In effect the law is intended to regulate the burqa and niqab.

April 23, 2013
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Khadzhiyev and Muradova v. Turkmenistan

This case challenged the arbitrary killing of Ogulsapar Muradova, a journalist and human rights activist, who was tortured and died in custody in Turkmenistan in September 2006.

April 08, 2013
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Human Rights Monitoring Institute v. Republic of Lithuania

The Lithuanian Customs Department refused to disclose information that might have exposed its complicity in the CIA's rendition, detention and torture programs.

February 27, 2013
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