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UN Must Confront Political Interference in Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Court

The Open Society Justice Initiative has urged the United Nations to respond to the resignation of a senior investigating judge at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia by addressing the issue of political interference in the court's work.

October 11, 2011
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African Tribunal Reinforces Nationality Rights for Children

The African Union body responsible for protecting children’s rights has urged Kenya to grant citizenship to children of its stateless Nubian minority, in a ruling that marks a victory in the battle against statelessness across the continent and beyond.

October 04, 2011
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Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Court Excludes Victims' Voices

A recent decision by the co-investigating judges at the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia marks a setback to the principle that victims of international crimes should be given a voice in the courtroom.

September 20, 2011
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Challenge to Mubarak-Era Abuse Continues at African Commission

The Open Society Justice Initiative and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights have urged Africa’s top human rights body to respond to the torture and prolonged detention of a critic of the Mubarak government in Egypt.

August 04, 2011
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UN Fails to Address Crisis of Credibility Facing Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The Open Society Justice Initiative notes with dismay the recent statement by the spokesperson of Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations in New York, which failed to address the crisis of credibility facing the UN-backed Khmer Rouge...

June 15, 2011
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UN Must Investigate Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the United Nations to investigate questions of "judicial independence, misconduct, and competency" at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

June 14, 2011
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European Parliament Slams U.S. on Guantanamo Death Penalty Case

The European Parliament called on the U.S. to give Guantanamo prisoner Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri a fair trial in accordance with international standards of the rule of law. The resolution comes on the heels of a case filed by the Open Society...

June 09, 2011
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Lawsuit Calls on European Court to Intervene in Guantánamo Death Penalty Case

The Open Society Justice Initiative has called on the European Court of Human Rights to instruct Poland to intervene by June 30 against possible capital charges for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who was tortured on Polish soil.

May 10, 2011
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