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.
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.
IHRDA v. Mauritania
This case is about statelessness and discrimination against non-Arab citizens in Mauritania.
Zhao v. Netherlands
In the UN Human Rights Committee's first ever decision on the right of children to acquire nationality, it determined that by registering a child as “nationality unknown”, Dutch authorities violated his right to international protection and to seek a nationality.
Huseynov v. Azerbaijan
Through this application before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Emin Huseynov, an Azerbaijani journalist, is seeking a ruling that a declaration renouncing his nationality—made under duress—cannot be used by the government to revoke his citizenship.