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Appointment of UK's Prevent Strategy Reviewer 'Undermines Credibility'

The Justice Initiative and ten other groups say the top lawyer chosen to review the UK's counter extremism strategy lacks sufficient independence.

August 18, 2019
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Federal Court Issues First Decision Against U.S. Government in Khashoggi Records Case

A federal district court in New York issued its first judgement on Open Society Justice Initiative’s lawsuit seeking the immediate release of government records related to Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

August 07, 2019
Press release

Justice Initiative Seeks Release of Unpublished Research on UK Government's Counter-Extremism Strategy

The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the UK government to publish expert research that appears to challenge the effectiveness of its controversial "Prevent" counter-extremism strategy.

June 20, 2019
Advocacy update

In Light of U.N. Khashoggi Investigation, Open Society Justice Initiative Renews Calls for Accountability

A new UN report calls for the an international criminal investigation into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, underlining the importance of efforts by the Justice Initiative to secure the release of all U.S. government documents relating to the case.

June 19, 2019
Press release

Independent Panel Finds Only Three of Five Inter-American Human Rights Commission Candidates Qualified for Office

Two out of five candidates for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights are unqualified for office, a new report by independent experts finds.

June 07, 2019
Advocacy update

NGOs Challenge Sweden's Proposal for an ISIS-only War Crimes Tribunal

Seven international and Syrian NGOs are warning against the idea of an atrocity court that would focus only on ISIS, and not on crimes committed by all sides in Syria's civil war.

June 3, 2019
Press release

German and Belgian Prosecutors Urged to Investigate Chemical Shipments to Syria

Three groups working on accountability for atrocity crimes have filed criminal complaints with prosecutors in Antwerp, Hamburg and Essen over shipments to Syria of restricted chemicals in 2014.

June 3, 2019
Advocacy update

Civil Society Organizations Call for Emergency Measures to Prevent U.N. Budget Cuts

Eleven regional and international human rights and law organizations are calling for emergency measures to prevent the cancellation of upcoming U.N. human rights committees.

May 31, 2019
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