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Justice Initiative Files Submission Requesting New UK Sanctions against Saudi Crown Prince
The Justice Initiative has made a submission to U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab requesting that he designate the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, as an “involved person” in the 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi under the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020.
Justice Initiative Calls U.S. Sanctions Designations an Unprecedented Assault on ICC
The Open Society Justice Initiative issues a response to the U.S. government's authorization of sanctions and additional visa restrictions against senior International Criminal Court (ICC) officials, Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko.
Justice Initiative Calls for Strengthening of UN Human Rights Treaty Body System
The Open Society Justice Initiative has intervened in an informal civil society consultation about the state of the United Nations human rights treaty body system.
Justice Initiative Sues Office of the Director of National Intelligence for Khashoggi Report
The Open Society Justice Initiative has filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to immediately make public its assessment of who is responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Justice Initiative Sues U.S. Government for Trump Administration’s COVID-19 Records
The Justice Initiative filed a lawsuit under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking the immediate release of government records relating to the timing and substance of the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response.
Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal Ends Deadlocked Case against Former Regional Commander
A decision to drop the prosecution of Ao An reflects the entrenched opposition of the Cambodian government to more trials of Khmer Rouge leaders.
Amazon Workers' COVID-19 Lawsuit in New York Helps Protect Workers Across the U.S.
A worker lawsuit has led Amazon to change its national corporate policy, allowing workers in warehouses to take the necessary health and safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Groups Urge State Parties to ICC to Follow Transparent Process for Electing New Prosecutor
In an open letter, the Justice Initiative joins nine organizations in urging state parties to the International Criminal Court to adhere to the existing process of electing its next prosecutor, including refraining from nominating candidates not included in the shortlist released on June 30, 2020.