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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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Jean-Claude Duvalier

Jean-Claude Duvalier’s 15-year rule in Haiti was characterized by widespread violations of human rights. This brief outlined the argument for prosecuting Duvalier for international crimes.

Last update: December 14, 2011
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Williams v. Spain

With Women’s Link Worldwide and SOS-Racismo Madrid, the Open Society Justice Initiative filed a complaint to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Rosalind Williams regarding a case of racial profiling by a Spanish police officer.

Last update: August 12, 2009
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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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Da Cunha v. Yahoo de Argentina SRL and Another

The court is asked to determine whether two search engines are liable for natural search results that are alleged to infringe the claimant’s privacy and reputational interests.

Last update: February 22, 2017
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Rodríguez v. Google and Another

A landmark 2014 ruling in Argentina on the liability of internet search-engine operators is likely to influence courts elsewhere in the region.

Last update: October 17, 2016
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United States v. Private First Class Chelsea Manning

The 35-year prison sentence handed down to Private First Class Chelsea Manning by a United States military court in August 2013 far exceeded international legal norms.

Last update: May 19, 2016
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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: September 07, 2021

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