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Justice Initiative Supports Renewed Calls by Amazon Workers for COVID-19 Safety Measures

Open Society Justice Initiative stands with workers who argue that Amazon has resumed prioritizing productivity rates of warehouse workers over basic health and safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 23, 2020
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Justice Initiative Continues to Call for Fairness and Transparency in ICC Prosecutor Election Process

In light of indications that International Criminal Court (ICC) states parties are considering late-stage changes to the election process for the court’s next prosecutor, the Justice Initiative has joined more than a dozen civil society groups in an open letter calling for states to ensure that the process remains fair, transparent, and merit-based.

October 21, 2020
Advocacy update

Justice Initiative Expresses Concern over Trump Administration Proposal to Expand Biometric Surveillance on Immigrants, U.S. Citizens

The Justice Initiative is expressing concern over a Trump administration proposal to expand the use of invasive data collection in the U.S., which could lead continuous surveillance of immigrants and their families.

October 13, 2020
Advocacy update

Migrant Farmworkers in Greece Remain Unprotected After Disappointing Council of Europe Decision

The Open Society Justice Initiative is expressing concern over a decision to suspend Greece's obligation to make labor policy changes that would protect migrant farmworkers.

September 17, 2020
Advocacy update

Justice Initiative Says Nominees for ICC Prosecutor Need Additional Vetting

The Justice Initiative and Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice submitted an open letter asking for additional, robust vetting of all candidates nominated for the ICC’s next prosecutor.

September 11, 2020
Advocacy update

Justice Initiative Files Submission Requesting New UK Sanctions against Saudi Crown Prince

The Justice Initiative has made a submission to U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab requesting that he designate the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, as an “involved person” in the 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi under the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020.

September 08, 2020
Advocacy update

Justice Initiative Calls for Strengthening of UN Human Rights Treaty Body System

The Open Society Justice Initiative has intervened in an informal civil society consultation about the state of the United Nations human rights treaty body system.

August 31, 2020
Advocacy update

Amazon Workers' COVID-19 Lawsuit in New York Helps Protect Workers Across the U.S.

A worker lawsuit has led Amazon to change its national corporate policy, allowing workers in warehouses to take the necessary health and safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 16, 2020
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