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Migrant Farmworkers in Greece Remain Unprotected After Disappointing Council of Europe Decision

The Open Society Justice Initiative is expressing concern over a decision to suspend Greece's obligation to make labor policy changes that would protect migrant farmworkers.

September 17, 2020
Advocacy update

Justice Initiative Says Nominees for ICC Prosecutor Need Additional Vetting

The Justice Initiative and Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice submitted an open letter asking for additional, robust vetting of all candidates nominated for the ICC’s next prosecutor.

September 11, 2020
Advocacy update

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.

September 08, 2020
Press release

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.

September 02, 2020
Advocacy update

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.

August 31, 2020
Press release

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.

August 19, 2020
Press release

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.

August 12, 2020
Press release

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.

August 11, 2020
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