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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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Legal Aid Law Adopted in Moldova

The Moldovan parliament voted unanimously to approve a new legal aid law developed by a working group which benefited from extensive consultations with the Open Society Justice Initiative.

July 30, 2007
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Central Asian Lawyers Trained to Fight Torture by the Open Society Justice Initiative

To address the widespread problem of authorities extracting confessions through torture in central Asia, the Open Society Justice Initiative is convening seminar for lawyers in the region.

July 20, 2007
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New Legal Aid Law Adopted in Georgia

A new legal aid law adopted in Georgia introduces a full-fledged model of public defenders as legal aid providers, a development praised by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

June 26, 2007
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Football Brings Georgian Prosecutors Closer to Community

A football tournament—part of a community prosecution project undertaken jointly by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the Office of the Prosecutor-General of Georgia—demonstrated how law enforcement and prosecutors can foster better...

May 29, 2007
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Draft Legal Aid Law Unveiled in Kyrgyzstan

The administration of the president of Kyrgyzstan today officially presented a new draft law on legal aid, with input from the Open Society Justice Initiative.

May 15, 2007
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