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Security Council Must Address Costs of Moving Taylor Trial to The Hague

If the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor is moved from Sierra Leone to the Hague, the international community must shoulder the increased financial costs and address the likely negative impacts for Taylor's victims, warns the Open Society Justice...

April 04, 2006
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Justice Initiative and Four Other Groups Join Landmark Access to Information Case

The Open Society Justice Initiative and four other rights organizations filed a brief with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which seeks to establish that the American Convention on Human Rights guarantees a right of access to information...

March 30, 2006
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Human Rights Organizations Call for Dissemination of East Timor Report

An open letter to Kofi Annan cosigned by 12 human rights groups, including The Open Society Justice Initiative, expresses concern that that the report of the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste has not yet been...

March 24, 2006
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Open Society Justice Initiative Condemns Arrests of Human Rights Activists in Sudan

The Open Society Justice Initiative condemns the arrest of human rights and prodemocracy activists in Khartoum on Sunday, January 22, 2006.

January 24, 2006
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Nigerian Court Paves the Way for War Crimes Victims' Suit Against Charles Taylor

A federal high court judge upheld a lawsuit to lift the asylum granted to former Liberian ruler and warlord Charles Taylor by the Nigerian government, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.

November 02, 2005
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Taylor Asylum Slammed by Former Nigerian Military Chief

A leading military commander has attacked Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo’s decision to offer asylum to former Liberian President and suspected war criminal Charles Taylor, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.

August 25, 2005
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Nigeria Says Taylor Cannot Stay If Terms of Asylum Violated

War criminal and former Liberian president Charles Taylor cannot remain in Nigeria if he is shown to have interfered in Liberian and regional politics, a representative of Nigeria’s government said at an OSI-sponsored event at the UN.

May 19, 2005
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Inter-American Court Should Affirm Right to Nationality Without Discrimination

The Open Society Justice Initiative submitted an amicus curiae brief with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to uphold the international prohibition on racial discrimination in access to nationality.

April 18, 2005
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