The Open Society Justice Initiative pursues strategic litigation and engages in policy advocacy in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Read our News Releases and Advocacy Updates on our work.
Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Court Must Fully Investigate Case 003
The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia to ensure the fullest possible investigation into former senior Khmer Rouge commanders who are the subjects of its third proposed case.
New Website Monitors International Criminal Court's Kenya Proceedings
The Open Society Justice Initiative has launched a website focused on International Criminal Court proceedings arising from the post-election violence that erupted in Kenya in 2007.
Joint Call on Search for Next ICC Prosecutor
The Open Society Justice Initiative has joined a call for next ICC Prosecutor to have management as well as legal expertise.
Rights Groups Challenge Detention without Charge or Trial in Egypt
Egypt’s administrative detention policy is being challenged before the African Commission in a case filed last month by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Statement on Pretrial Detention and Discrimination
Advocates including the Open Society Foundations speak out on the estimated three million people around the world behind bars awaiting trial—many of whom are from the poorest and most marginalized sectors of society.
Conference Examines Implementation of UN Human Rights Recommendations
The Open Society Justice Initiative co-hosted a conference in November on improving national-level implementation of UN human rights recommendations.
Website Launches to Track Bemba Trial at International Criminal Court
The Open Society Justice Initiative announces the launch of a monitoring website to provide daily updates and expert commentary on the trial of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, who faces charges of war crimes and crimes...
Khmer Rouge Tribunal Legacy Hinges on Final Cases
High-level war crimes cases should be tried by the UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, rather than transferred to local courts, said a report released today by the Open Society Justice Initiative.