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European Court Complaint Challenges Russia over Death of Anticorruption Whistle-Blower

The mother of Sergei Magnitsky, the Russian anticorruption whistle-blower who died in detention in November 2009, is taking the search for justice for her son’s death to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

October 17, 2012
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Cases 003 and 004 will Shape the Legacy of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Court

The UN-backed tribunal remains the most appropriate mechanism for genuine and transparent justice for Khmer Rouge atrocities, according to a report from the Open Society Justice Initiative.

October 01, 2012
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Open Society Foundations Welcome Charles Taylor Verdict

The guilty verdict in the trial of Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, at the Special Court for Sierra Leone reinforces the rule of law, both in West Africa and around the world.

April 26, 2012
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European Court Must Be “Independent and Strong,” Say Human Rights Groups

Eleven human rights groups are urging members of the Council of Europe to support “an independent and strong” European Court of Human Rights at this week's Brighton conference.

April 16, 2012
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UN Must Reconsider Commitment to Khmer Rouge Court

The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling upon the United Nations to reassess its commitment to the Khmer Rouge tribunal following the recent resignation of International Co-Investigating Judge, Laurent Kasper-Ansermet.

April 02, 2012
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Open Society Justice Initiative Welcomes ICC Lubanga Judgment

The Open Society Justice initiative has welcomed the first judgment of the International Criminal Court, which found Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of recruiting and using child soldiers in eastern Congo.

March 30, 2012
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Dispute over Judge Threatens Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The Open Society Justice Initiative says a battle at the Khmer Rouge tribunal over the authority of a new international judge must be addressed before it does possibly fatal damage to the court.

March 30, 2012
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Open Society Justice Initiative Welcomes Decision to Reopen Khmer Rouge Investigation

The decision by Laurent Kasper-Ansermet, international co-investigating judge at the tribunal, properly recognizes the interests of the victims of Khmer Rouge attrocities.

March 30, 2012
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