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Freedom of Information Filing Seeks Disclosure of CIA Records on Khashoggi Killing
The CIA and other agencies should release records for a public evaluation of the federal government’s efforts to investigate and hold accountable those responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing.
Kyrgyzstan Court Orders Compensation Payment, after UN Human Rights Committee Ruling
A court in Kyrgyzstan has for the first time enforced a ruling of the UN Human Rights Committee independently of any criminal conviction.
European Rights Court Rejects Romania’s Challenge to CIA Secret Prison Ruling
The European Court of Human Rights has rejected the Romanian government’s bid to challenge the court’s May 2018 ruling that Romania illegally hosted a secret CIA prison on its territory.
Guatemala Must Continue Its Commitment to Combat Corruption and Impunity
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has violated his country’s agreement with the United Nations by preventing the head of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) from reentering the country.
UN Rights Committee Finds Turkmenistan Responsible for Torture and Death of a Journalist
Journalist and human rights activist Ogulsapar Muradova was tortured and subsequently died in prison in September 2006.
Open Society Justice Initiative and Namati Launch Guide to Document Citizenship for Stateless People
A new guidebook, created through a partnership between the Open Society Foundations, Namati, and the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, seeks to help the 1.1 billion people who lack access to crucial identification documents.
Independent Experts Call for Transparent Review of Inter-American Court Elections
An independent expert panel convened by the Open Society Justice Initiative has released an assessment of the judicial nominees to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
European Court Finds Romania Hosted CIA Secret Prison
In a unanimous ruling delivered in Strasbourg, the European Court of Human Rights found that Romania hosted a secret CIA prison between September 2003 and November 2005.