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Trump Administration Withholds Khashoggi Records, Biden Must End Cover-up and Commit to Transparency

After the Trump administration has failed to release meaningful records, President-elect Biden can demonstrate his administration’s commitment to human rights by releasing records on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

November 19, 2020
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Statement from Soros Fund Management on Palantir Investment

Soros Fund Management LLC did not recently purchase shares in Palantir Technologies Inc.

November 17, 2020
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Civil Society Lawsuit Accuses Mexican State Government of COVID-19 Mismanagement in Prisons

Centro Prodh has partnered with the Justice Initiative to file a lawsuit against the governor of the state of Morelos, the Mexican Ministry of Health, and other state authorities for failing to enact measures to properly manage and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state prison system.

November 13, 2020
Advocacy update

Justice Initiative Supports Renewed Calls by Amazon Workers for COVID-19 Safety Measures

Open Society Justice Initiative stands with workers who argue that Amazon has resumed prioritizing productivity rates of warehouse workers over basic health and safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 23, 2020
Advocacy update

Justice Initiative Continues to Call for Fairness and Transparency in ICC Prosecutor Election Process

In light of indications that International Criminal Court (ICC) states parties are considering late-stage changes to the election process for the court’s next prosecutor, the Justice Initiative has joined more than a dozen civil society groups in an open letter calling for states to ensure that the process remains fair, transparent, and merit-based.

October 21, 2020
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Justice Initiative and Syrian Archive Expose New Information on Syria’s Chemical Weapons Program

After two years of investigations, the Open Society Justice Initiative and the human rights group Syrian Archive have compiled the most comprehensive investigative report to date on Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC), the entity at the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons program.

October 19, 2020
Advocacy update

Justice Initiative Expresses Concern over Trump Administration Proposal to Expand Biometric Surveillance on Immigrants, U.S. Citizens

The Justice Initiative is expressing concern over a Trump administration proposal to expand the use of invasive data collection in the U.S., which could lead continuous surveillance of immigrants and their families.

October 13, 2020
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Justice Initiative Joins Syrian Groups in Filing First Criminal Complaint on Behalf of Sarin Attack Victims

The Justice Initiative, the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, and Syrian Archive have filed a criminal complaint on behalf of chemical weapons attack victims to the Office of the German Federal Public Prosecutor.

October 06, 2020
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