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Open Society Justice Initiative Calls on Khmer Rouge Court to Fix Human Resource Problems

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia must address serious flaws in hiring and other personnel practices, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.

October 05, 2007
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Open Society Justice Initiative Urges Release of Khmer Rouge Court Audit

The United Nations Development Program must make public the full audit report on personnel management at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.

September 28, 2007
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Open Society Justice Initiative Celebrates International Right to Know Day

The Open Society Justice Initiative marked International Right to Know Day by highlighting the past year's progress towards realizing the right of access to information around the world.

September 28, 2007
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Open Society Justice Initiative Hails Arrest of Former Khmer Rouge Leader

The arrest of former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia was praised by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

September 20, 2007
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Argentina's Highest Court Finds Government Guilty of Indirect Censorship

Argentina's Supreme Court ruled that a provincial government violated the free speech rights of a newspaper by withdrawing advertising in retaliation for critical coverage, a move the Open Society Justice Initiative hails as a major victory for...

September 07, 2007
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Oaxaca Moves Toward Use of Pretrial Release

Judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys gathered to discuss the implementation of new reforms that allow pretrial release of prisoners at a training led by the Open Society Justice Initiative and its Mexican partner organization, Renace.

August 29, 2007
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Open Society Justice Initiative Hails Mauritania's New Antislavery Law

The passage of an antislavery bill in Mauritania is an encouraging sign, but the Open Society Justice Initiative notes that it contains weaknesses that could undermine enforcement efforts.

August 21, 2007
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Chile's Highest Court Finds a Constitutional Right of Access to Information

Chile's highest court issued a seminal ruling, declaring that the right of access to government information is protected by the constitution's guarantee of freedom of expression, according to Open Society Justice Initiative.

August 17, 2007
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