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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.
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.
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...
Mexico Plans Its First Pretrial Services Agency
Mexican officials gathered in Chihuahua to plan the country's first pretrial services agency at a meeting organized and led by the Open Society Justice Initiative and its Mexican partner organization, Renace.
First Community Prosecution Training Held in Georgia
Prosecutors in Georgia are participating in the country's first training on community prosecution, organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the Open Society Georgia Foundation.
World Bank Awards Grant to Pioneering African Paralegal Nongovernmental Organization
Timap for Justice, a nongovernmental organization cofounded by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the Sierra Leonean National Forum for Human Rights, received an $879,000 grant today from the World Bank to provide justice services in Sierra Leone.
Open Society Justice Initiative Intervenes in Armenian Freedom of Information Suit
Granted leave to intervene in a freedom of information case against Armenia by the European Court of Human Rights, the Open Society submitted a brief to the court arguing that the existence of a right to information is well established in European...
International Tribunal Makes Landmark Ruling on Access to Information
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights broke new ground in declaring that all people have a general right of access to government-held information, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.