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Momentum for Legal Aid Reform Builds Across Europe and Beyond

The Second European Access to Justice Forum, organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the Public Interest Law Initiative, met to discuss the need to reform legal aid systems.

February 28, 2005
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Human Rights Commission Asked to Uphold Right to Information in Chile

The Open Society Justice Initiative and three partner organizations Tuesday urged the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to uphold the right to information in a case against Chile.

February 23, 2005
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Historic Deliberations in Roma Rights Cases at Europe's Premier Human Rights Tribunal

This week, the European Court of Human Rights will hear arguments in two of the most important cases in its history concerning racial violence and discrimination against Roma, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.

February 22, 2005
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Open Society Justice Initiative Convenes Experts Meeting On Ethnic Profiling By Police in Europe

A workshop convened by the Open Society Justice Initiative will examine police discrimination against minorities in five European countries and Russia.

January 27, 2005
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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.

January 27, 2005
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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.

January 20, 2005
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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.

December 20, 2004
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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.

December 16, 2004
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