The Open Society Justice Initiative pursues strategic litigation and engages in policy advocacy in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Read our News Releases and Advocacy Updates on our work.
Lawsuit Seeks Greater Freedom of Expression in Sierra Leone
Journalists in Sierra Leone are challenging laws that criminalize free speech and authorize prison terms of up to seven years for those who criticize the government, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative, which is providing assistance with the suit.
Justice Initiative Hails German Court Judgment on Religious Discrimination
The Open Society Justice Initiative welcomed the recent judgment from Germany's Hamburg Labor Court that a Christian organization which aids immigrants engaged in discrimination when it refused to hire a non-Christian.
Rights Groups Denounce Greek Prosecutor's Racist Statement
A statement made by Greece's top prosecutor suggesting that certain ethnic groups are involved in crime is racist and must be retracted, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Peruvian High Court Urged to Disclose Officials' Assets Declarations
The Open Society Justice Initiative intervened recently in a case before Peru's constitutional tribunal, urging full disclosure of the assets declarations of public officials.
Major Conclusions from the D.H. and Others v. Czech Republic Judgment
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the segregation of Roma students into special schools is a form of unlawful discrimination.
Europe's Highest Court Finds Racial Discrimination in Czech Schools
In a landmark decision, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that segregating Roma students into special schools is a form of unlawful discrimination that violates fundamental human rights.
Chilean Congressional Report Calls for Advertising Law Reform
Following a congressional investigation on corrupt government advertising practices, Chile’s congress called on the government to reform the sector, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Open Society Justice Initiative Seeks Relief for Slovenia's “Erased” Citizens
In a brief submitted to the European Court of Human Rights, the Open Society Justice Initiative argued that the Slovene government's erasure of thousands of its citizens violated the European Convention of Human Rights.