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Corruption Allegations at Khmer Rouge Court Must Be Investigated Thoroughly

Corruption allegations leveled at Cambodian judges and court officials at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia must be investigated thoroughly, writes the Open Society Justice Initiative.

February 14, 2007
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Urgent Action Needed on Rules for Khmer Rouge Court

Urgent action is needed to ensure the timely adoption of rules to govern the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.

January 29, 2007
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Public Defenders from Seven Nations Gather for Training

Over 30 public defenders from seven countries gathered for a workshop on improving public defense services convened by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

January 24, 2007
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Europe's Highest Court Hears Oral Arguments in Landmark Segregation Case

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights heard arguments on a case launched by 18 Roma children forced to attend racially segregated schools in the Czech Republic, in one of the most important cases ever to come before the court,...

January 17, 2007
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Ukraine Public Defender Office Promotes Rights of the Accused

A newly opened public defender office—a joint project of the Open Society Justice Initiative and two other civil society groups—recorded a major success last week when it was assured by Regional Director of Kharkiv Police that local police will...

December 21, 2006
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Khmer Rouge Court Session Highlights Need for More Active International Engagement

Setbacks at a meeting of judges and staff at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia last week highlighted the challenges facing the tribunal, the Open Society Justice Initiative reports.

November 28, 2006
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Open Society Justice Initiative Lauds Adoption of Freedom of Information Bill by Nigerian Senate

The Open Society Justice Initiative today hailed the Nigerian senate's approval of a freedom of information bill and urged President Olusegun Obasanjo to sign it into law quickly.

November 16, 2006
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Council of Europe Urged to Recognize Broad Right of Access to Information

Three leading freedom of information organizations, including the Open Society Justice Initiative, are calling on the Council of Europe to ensure that its future treaty in the area of freedom of information provides a robust safeguard of the right...

November 14, 2006
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