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.
UN Must Investigate Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Tribunal
The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the United Nations to investigate questions of "judicial independence, misconduct, and competency" at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
European Parliament Slams U.S. on Guantanamo Death Penalty Case
The European Parliament called on the U.S. to give Guantanamo prisoner Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri a fair trial in accordance with international standards of the rule of law. The resolution comes on the heels of a case filed by the Open Society...
Lawsuit Calls on European Court to Intervene in Guantánamo Death Penalty Case
The Open Society Justice Initiative has called on the European Court of Human Rights to instruct Poland to intervene by June 30 against possible capital charges for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who was tortured on Polish soil.
Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Court Must Fully Investigate Case 003
The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia to ensure the fullest possible investigation into former senior Khmer Rouge commanders who are the subjects of its third proposed case.
New Website Monitors International Criminal Court's Kenya Proceedings
The Open Society Justice Initiative has launched a website focused on International Criminal Court proceedings arising from the post-election violence that erupted in Kenya in 2007.
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.