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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.

March 18, 2011
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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.

December 14, 2010
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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.

December 10, 2010
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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.

December 07, 2010
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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...

November 22, 2010
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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.

November 10, 2010
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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.

November 09, 2010
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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.

October 27, 2010
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