The Open Society Justice Initiative pursues strategic litigation and engages in policy advocacy in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Read our News Releases and Advocacy Updates on our work.
Experts Call for Russian Electoral Reform
The misuse of state resources in Russian election campaigns was the subject of a report prepared by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the Center for Anti-Corruption Research.
Lithuanian Parliament Revamps Legal Aid
A new law in Lithuania establishes countrywide system of legal assistance for the poor, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Open Society Justice Initiative Holds Workshop on Juvenile Justice in Kazakhstan
The protection of children's rights in Kazakhstan's criminal justice system was the subject of a workshop held by the Open Society Justice Initiative and its Kazakhstan-based partners.
Nigerian Legal Aid & Pretrial Detention Project
To help protect the rights of pretrial detainees in Nigeria, the Nigerian Legal Aid Council, in collaboration with the Open Society Justice Initiative, launched the Nigerian Legal Aid & Pretrial Detention Project.
Human Rights Groups Demand Commission Remedy Timor Justice Failures
In a letter to the UN, six human rights groups, including the Open Society Justice Initiative, called for the creation of an international commission of experts to review the prosecution of serious human rights violations committed in Timor-Leste.
Inter-American Court Quashes Journalist's Libel Conviction
The Inter-American Court has overturned the libel conviction of a Costa Rican journalist, setting an important precedent for defamation law reform in Latin America, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Lawyers From Three Continents Gather to Study Media Freedom
Lawyers from Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America will attend a three week course at Oxford concerning the promotion and defense of media freedom, organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative.
New Group to Boost Free Speech in Eastern Europe
The Open Society Justice Initiative announces the formation of the International Media Lawyers' Association, which will target restrictive media laws and promote freedom of expression across Eastern Europe.