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Thousands Stripped of Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

A case challenging the Dominican Republic's treatment of its citizens of Haitian ancestry was filed before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the Center for Justice and International Law.

June 01, 2010
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Open Society Justice Initiative Highlighting Complementarity and Outreach at ICC Review

The Open Society Justice Initiative is working to support the International Criminal Court at the Kampala Review Conference in four key issue areas: complementarity, outreach, NGO participation, and the crime of aggression.

May 26, 2010
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Open Society Institute Cautions Against ICC Review Taking on Aggression

Over 40 civil society organizations, including the Open Society Institute, are urging International Criminal Court (ICC) members to consider postponing codification of the crime of aggression in the Rome Statute beyond the June 2010 Review...

May 10, 2010
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UN Should Create Top Post to Aid Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Political interference, corruption, and funding shortfalls may cripple the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, states a report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

March 24, 2010
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Justice Initiative Urges Top-Level UN Engagement in Cambodia

The Open Society Justice Initiative has urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a senior-level advisor to lead UN participation in the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

February 12, 2010
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Legal Groups Say Africa Should Not Create Its Own War Crimes Court

In a submission to the African Union, the Open Society Justice Initiative said that extending the jurisdiction of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights would undermine justice and accountability on the continent.

December 17, 2009
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Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s Achievements Threatened by Political Interference

An Open Society Justice Initiative report calls on the UN and the court’s donors to ensure the Cambodian government does not attempt to interfere with judicial or prosecutorial decisions.

November 23, 2009
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New Anticorruption Measures at Khmer Rouge Tribunal Are Insufficient

New measures to combat corruption at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal fall short, the Open Society Justice Initiative said in a new report.

August 17, 2009
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