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Roma Children Pursue Final Appeal in Landmark School Segregation Case
Eighteen Romani children forced to attend segregated schools in the Czech Republic filed their final appeal in a landmark case before the European Court of Human Rights, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Security Council Must Address Costs of Moving Taylor Trial to The Hague
If the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor is moved from Sierra Leone to the Hague, the international community must shoulder the increased financial costs and address the likely negative impacts for Taylor's victims, warns the Open Society Justice...
Justice Initiative and Four Other Groups Join Landmark Access to Information Case
The Open Society Justice Initiative and four other rights organizations filed a brief with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which seeks to establish that the American Convention on Human Rights guarantees a right of access to information...
Human Rights Organizations Call for Dissemination of East Timor Report
An open letter to Kofi Annan cosigned by 12 human rights groups, including The Open Society Justice Initiative, expresses concern that that the report of the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste has not yet been...
European Court Fails to Find Czech Roma Children Victims of Racial Discrimination in Education
The European Court of Human Rights ruled against 18 Roma children who had been forced to attend segregated schools in the Czech Republic, in a decision condemned by the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Open Society Justice Initiative Condemns Arrests of Human Rights Activists in Sudan
The Open Society Justice Initiative condemns the arrest of human rights and prodemocracy activists in Khartoum on Sunday, January 22, 2006.
Open Society Justice Initiative Organizes Southeast Asia Clinical Legal Education Conference
The first university legal clinic in Cambodia, organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative, will provide a forum to discuss opportunities and challenges for creating clinical legal education programs at Southeast Asian universities.
Expelled Mauritanians Appeal for their Right to Return
The Dodel Appeal marks an important new stage in the struggle to restore citizenship and obtain compensation for the thousands of Mauritanian refugees, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.