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African Court Calls on Nations to Bolster Election Fairness and Transparency During COVID-19

All African Union Member States have a duty under international law to guarantee fairness and transparency in elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 19, 2021
Advocacy update

The Justice Initiative Seeks Release of Documents Revealing Scientific Advice Given to the UK Government on COVID-19

The Justice Initiative has filed a Freedom of Information (FOI) request with the UK Government seeking the disclosure of documents relating to the work of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) on COVID-19.

May 22, 2020
Advocacy update

Justice Initiative Files Update to UN Committee ahead of Kyrgyzstan Supreme Court’s Hearing on Askarov Case

The Justice Initiative has filed a submission to the UN Human Rights Committee as part of a follow-up procedure regarding the implementation of the Committee’s 2016 decision Askarov v Kyrgyzstan, regarding the unjust and arbitrary detention of journalist and human rights defender Azimjan Askarov.

May 12, 2020
Advocacy update

Human Rights Groups Alert U.N. to Alarming Actions by Mexican Prosecutors

More than 120 human rights groups and individuals are warning the U.N. about alarming trends emerging from Mexico’s new national Prosecutor General’s Office and the State’s Prosecution services.

April 02, 2020
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African Commission Rules against Cameroon in Radio Station Case

The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights has ordered Cameroon to pay compensation for blocking the launch of an independent radio station, in a ruling that reinforces protections for freedom of expression.

October 17, 2019
Press release

Open Society Justice Initiative Challenges Hungarian Constitutional Court Ruling on Anti-NGO Laws

The Open Society Justice Initiative is returning to the European Court of Human Rights to challenge Hungarian laws that criminalize and tax the work of independent civil society groups.

August 26, 2019
Advocacy update

Khashoggi FOIA Case Documents Available Online

The Open Society Justice Initiative has begun to publish online materials released by the U.S. government, in response to a Freedom of Information Act petition seeking the release of records relating to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

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