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Urgent Action Needed on Rules for Khmer Rouge Tribunal

In an open letter to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the Open Society Justice Initiative and other civil society group urge the court to adopt internal rules of procedure that satisfy international standards for the holding...

March 05, 2007
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Freedom of Information Bill Advances in Nigeria

In an effort to guarantee Nigerian citizens the right to access government-held information, the Open Society Justice Initiative hailed the Nigerian parliament's final approval of a harmonized freedom of information bill and called on President...

February 22, 2007
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Second Public Defender Office Launched in Ukraine

Ukraine's second pilot public defender office was launched last week in Bila Tsirkva, an initiative that is part of a project on legal aid reform in Ukraine operated by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the International Renaissance Foundation.

February 21, 2007
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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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