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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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.

February 06, 2009
Litigation

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.

October 22, 2008
Litigation

Freedom FM v. Cameroon

This case concerns a current-affairs radio station that was denied a broadcasting license in Cameroon.

May 05, 2008
Litigation

Nachova v. Bulgaria

This case involves the killing of two unarmed Roma conscripts by the Bulgarian military. The Open Society Justice Initiative argues that the incident violated the European Convention on Human Rights.

July 06, 2005
Litigation

Zhao v. Netherlands

This complaint before the UN Human Rights Committee focuses on statelessness in the Netherlands.

June 19, 2017
Litigation

Chowdury and others v. Greece

The European Court of Human Right found that a group of Bangladeshi strawberry pickers had been subjected to forced labor in Greece.

March 27, 2017
Litigation

Vereda La Esperanza v. Colombia

States must conduct effective investigations into serious violations of human rights committed during armed conflict.

July 27, 2016
Litigation

Pham (previously B2) v. Home Secretary

The UK stripped Pham Minh Quang of his citizenship, claiming he was still a Vietnamese citizen and so not stateless. He appealed to the Supreme Court, but his appeal was rejected.

March 23, 2015
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