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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Human Rights Groups Demand Commission Remedy Timor Justice Failures
In a letter to the UN, six human rights groups, including the Open Society Justice Initiative, called for the creation of an international commission of experts to review the prosecution of serious human rights violations committed in Timor-Leste.
Inter-American Court Quashes Journalist's Libel Conviction
The Inter-American Court has overturned the libel conviction of a Costa Rican journalist, setting an important precedent for defamation law reform in Latin America, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.