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Guatemalan Court Ruling on Attorney General’s Term Undermines Rule of Law

Guatemala’s constutional court has moved to cut short the four year term of the country’s reforming attorney general, Claudia Paz y Paz.

February 07, 2014
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Decisions Needed Now to Ensure Fullest Possible Trial for Khmer Rouge Leaders

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal must take steps now to ensure that two surviving former leaders of the Khmer Rouge face trial for the full range of charges against them.

December 16, 2013
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Open Society Justice Initiative Welcomes Affirmation of Taylor Verdict

The appeals chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone upheld the 50-year prison sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity given to Charles Taylor, the former Liberia leader.

September 26, 2013
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Funding Crisis Threatens to Shutter Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Court

The international community must ease the financial strain on the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia or risk impunity for atrocities committed under the Khmer Rouge.

September 05, 2013
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Legal Stalemate over Guatemala’s Rios Montt Genocide Trial Threatens Victims’ Rights

The Open Society Justice Initiative is deeply concerned that the prosecution of former military leader Efrain Rios Montt remains stalled.

May 31, 2013
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International Groups Welcome Progress in Guatemalan Genocide Trial but Criticize Delaying Tactics

Nine international human rights and legal groups have welcomed the resumption of the Guatemalan trial of Efraín Ríos Montt, the former military dictator, for genocide and crimes against humanity.

May 09, 2013
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Rights Groups Urge Completion of Guatemala Genocide Trial

Four international legal and human rights groups are together urging all concerned to ensure that the trial of former military leader Efrain Rios Montt proceeds with due respect for judicial independence.

April 19, 2013
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Rios Montt Genocide Trial: New Website Will Report on Proceedings

The Open Society Justice Initiative is supporting a website project focusing on the genocide trial of Efrain Rios Montt, the former general who ruled Guatemala in the early 1980s.

March 18, 2013
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