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.
Tenants of Mjølnerparken v. Danish Ministry of Transport and Housing
Twelve Copenhagen residents have filed a lawsuit against the Danish government seeking a declaration that measures under the country’s so-called Ghetto Package are unlawful under EU law and the European Convention on Human Rights.
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.
Askarov v. Kyrgyzstan
Azimjan Askarov, now in his sixties, was detained and tortured by police in the aftermath of ethic violence in June 2010. He was given a life prison sentence after a manifestly unfair trial.
Akmatov v. Kyrgyzstan
Turdubek Akmatov was taken to the local police station in Kyrgyzstan and severely beaten during ten hours in custody. He died a few hours after being released without charge.
Ernazarov v. Kyrgyzstan
This case concerns the death in custody of Rahmanberdi Ernazarov, who was arrested in November 2005 and charged with the serious sexual offense of forced sodomy.
Vereda La Esperanza v. Colombia
States must conduct effective investigations into serious violations of human rights committed during armed conflict.
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.
Colombian Draft Law on Transparency and Right to National Public Information
Colombia's Constitutional Court rejected as unenforceable the most concerning provision of the proposed law.