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French Magistrates Seek Arrest of Syria's Al-Assad and Associates for Chemical Weapons Attacks

Arrest warrants for Al-Assad, his brother, and two other senior officials have been issued after an extensive investigation into chemical weapons attacks on civilians in Douma and Eastern Ghouta in August 2013 that killed more than 1,000 people.

November 15, 2023
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New Court Filings Argue for Protecting Afghanistan’s Frozen U.S. Assets

The Justice Initiative is arguing that Afghanistan’s frozen U.S. dollar funds must not be at risk of seizure from private claims against the Taliban.

October 19, 2023
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Top French Court Recognizes Police Discrimination but Declines to Act

France's top administrative court says it lacks the power to order government action to end police stops that unfairly target young people of color.

October 11, 2023
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After a Summer of Unrest, French Police Tactics Face Court Scrutiny

A complaint before France’s highest court accuses the police of systematically singling out young people of color for abusive ID checks and body searches.

September 26, 2023
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LEAP and Open Society Justice Initiative: Florida Classroom Censorship Law (“Stop W.O.K.E.” Act) Impairs Training for Law Enforcement

In a court filing, the U.S.-based nonprofit Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP), joined by experts and policing and criminal justice organizations, argues that Florida's “Stop W.O.K.E.” Act (HB7) would prevent law enforcement agencies from preparing officers for the realities of serving diverse communities.

June 23, 2023
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Trial of Austrian Agents for Harboring Alleged Syrian War Criminal to Shed Light on Victims’ Suffering, say Human Rights Groups

The Center for Enforcement of Human Rights International (CEHRI) and the Justice Initiative welcome the start of a trial against officials from Austria’s civilian security-intelligence agency accused of executing a plan to conceal a former senior Syrian official suspected of crimes against humanity in Austria.

April 14, 2023
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Human Rights Groups Call on Belgium to Open Investigation into Saudi Crown Prince for Crimes against Humanity

The Open Society Justice Initiative welcomes the support of DAWN, MENA Rights Group, and the Freedom Initiative for a criminal complaint it filed in Belgium against Saudi Arabia for crimes against humanity.

January 10, 2023
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Egypt Must Answer for Unlawful Detention of Ramy Shaath, Say NGOs behind New Complaint

On behalf of activist and former political prisoner Ramy Shaath and his wife Céline Lebrun-Shaath, four human rights groups have filed a complaint against Egypt before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

December 12, 2022
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