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Dispute over Judge Threatens Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The Open Society Justice Initiative says a battle at the Khmer Rouge tribunal over the authority of a new international judge must be addressed before it does possibly fatal damage to the court.

March 30, 2012
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Open Society Justice Initiative Welcomes Decision to Reopen Khmer Rouge Investigation

The decision by Laurent Kasper-Ansermet, international co-investigating judge at the tribunal, properly recognizes the interests of the victims of Khmer Rouge attrocities.

March 30, 2012
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Cambodian Government Must Confirm New Judge Now

The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the Royal Cambodian Government to end an impasse that is threatening the future work of the Khmer Rouge tribunal.

March 30, 2012
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Jean-Claude Duvalier Must Stand Trial

A group of international and Haitian legal advocacy groups has expressed support for continuing efforts in Haiti to prosecute Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, the country’s former ruler, for human rights abuses committed during his 15 years in power.

December 14, 2011
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Khmer Rouge Tribunal: UN Must Act to Restore Credibility

A new report from the Open Society Justice Initiative calls for an independent panel of three senior international judges to investigate allegations of judicial misconduct.

November 15, 2011
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Continued Support is Needed for Justice in Sierra Leone

The Special Court for Sierra Leone will be the first post-Cold War international tribunal to conclude its mandate. The Open Society Justice Initiative is warning that its achievements may be undermined if pressing issues are not addressed.

November 01, 2011
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Beyond Obiang: U.S. Needs to Broaden Anti-Kleptocracy Efforts

The Open Society Justice Initiative is urging the U.S. Department of Justice to examine the role of international intermediaries such as bankers, lawyers, and accountants who collude in transactions evidently financed by the profits of corruption.

October 26, 2011
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Open Society Justice Initiative Responds to Cambodian Government Comments

The Open Society Justice Initiative Underlines its Record of Support for Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

October 13, 2011
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