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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.

May 03, 2011
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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.

April 06, 2011
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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.

March 18, 2011
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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.

December 14, 2010
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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.

December 10, 2010
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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.

December 07, 2010
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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...

November 22, 2010
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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.

November 10, 2010
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