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.
Open Society Justice Initiative Condemns Human Rights Crackdown in Nigeria
A police crackdown on a meeting of human rights activists in Nigeria and the threatened arrest of meeting organizers was condemned by the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Open Society Justice Initiative Condemns Roma Evictions
The forced eviction and destruction of homes belonging to more than 200 Roma was condemned by the Open Society Justice Initiative, who are pursuing an application with the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of several of the families.
Open Society Justice Initiative Calls for a Fair Trial in Kyrgyzstan
The Open Society Justice Initiative demands a fair trial for Zulkhumor Tokhtanozarova, who is being held on charges of theft which she is believed to have confessed to under torture.
Open Society Justice Initiative Trains Lawyers in Combating Torture
Lawyers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan join international human rights law experts this week for a practical seminar on strategic litigation to combat torture and ill-treatment organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Experts on Pretrial Detention Gather in Mexico
“Lasting Change in Pretrial Detention: Recent Experiences in a Global Context,” a two day workshop hosted by the Open Society Justice Initiative, brings together criminal justice practitioners and researchers from eight countries to compare...
Justice Initiative Hails Adoption of Rules for Khmer Rouge Trials
The quest for justice in Cambodia advanced significantly when judges for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia announced their agreement on internal rules to govern the court's operations, the Open Society Justice Initiative said today.
Ukraine President Approves Concept Paper for Improving Legal Aid
Ukraine President Viktor Yuschenko approved the Concept Paper on Reforming the Legal Aid System in Ukraine, taking an important step in the nation's process of improving access to justice, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Groundbreaking Study Finds Massive Ethnic Profiling
Riders on the Moscow Metro who appear non-Slavic are over twenty times more likely to be stopped by police than those who look Slavic, according to Ethnic Profiling in the Moscow Metro, a new report produced by the Open Society Justice Initiative...