The Open Society Justice Initiative pursues strategic litigation and engages in policy advocacy in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Read our News Releases and Advocacy Updates on our work.
Joint Call on Search for Next ICC Prosecutor
The Open Society Justice Initiative has joined a call for next ICC Prosecutor to have management as well as legal expertise.
Rights Groups Challenge Detention without Charge or Trial in Egypt
Egypt’s administrative detention policy is being challenged before the African Commission in a case filed last month by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Statement on Pretrial Detention and Discrimination
Advocates including the Open Society Foundations speak out on the estimated three million people around the world behind bars awaiting trial—many of whom are from the poorest and most marginalized sectors of society.
Conference Examines Implementation of UN Human Rights Recommendations
The Open Society Justice Initiative co-hosted a conference in November on improving national-level implementation of UN human rights recommendations.
Website Launches to Track Bemba Trial at International Criminal Court
The Open Society Justice Initiative announces the launch of a monitoring website to provide daily updates and expert commentary on the trial of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, who faces charges of war crimes and crimes...
Khmer Rouge Tribunal Legacy Hinges on Final Cases
High-level war crimes cases should be tried by the UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, rather than transferred to local courts, said a report released today by the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Imprisoned Human Rights Defender’s Case Against Kazakhstan Reaches UN
Yevgeniy Zhovtis, one of Central Asia’s leading human rights activists, filed a complaint today with the United Nations to challenge a conviction and sentence imposed, he says, to silence him.
Cambodian Prime Minister Must Halt Interference in Khmer Rouge Tribunal
Prime Minister Hun Sen's announcement that he will block the progress of further cases at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal represents an unacceptable attempt to strangle the court, said the Open Society Justice Initiative today.