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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.

November 16, 2006
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Council of Europe Urged to Recognize Broad Right of Access to Information

Three leading freedom of information organizations, including the Justice Initiative, called on the Council of Europe to ensure that its future treaty on freedom of information provides a robust safeguard of the right to access information.

November 14, 2006
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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.

November 07, 2006
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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.

November 01, 2006
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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.

October 23, 2006
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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...

October 17, 2006
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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.

October 12, 2006
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New Study on Access to Information Finds Young Democracies Outperform Established Ones

An Open Society Justice Initiative survey of access to information shows that discrimination and inconsistency are still widespread.

September 28, 2006
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