The Open Society Justice Initiative pursues strategic litigation and engages in policy advocacy in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Read our News Releases and Advocacy Updates on our work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open Society Justice Initiative Responds to Cambodian Government Comments
The Open Society Justice Initiative Underlines its Record of Support for Khmer Rouge Tribunal.