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European Court of Human Rights Finds Russia Responsible for Death of Whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky

The European Court of Human Rights today delivered a comprehensive rebuke to Russia over the 2009 death in pretrial detention of Sergei Magnitsky, the accountant who had previously exposed a $230m tax fraud involving officials of Russia’s powerful Interior Ministry.

August 27, 2019
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Justice Initiative Joins Calls to Defend Legacy of Guatemala's CICIG

The Justice Initiative joined over 200 organizations in a public statement, calling on Guatemala's new government to safeguard the advances of CICIG, the U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission.

August 22, 2019
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New Report Calls for an Internationalized Response to Atrocity Crimes and Corruption in Mexico

A new report argues that international participation and support will be essential to combating the political obstruction and partisan interests that currently impede Mexico’s troubled justice system.

May 03, 2018
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Guatemala Must Reaffirm Commitment to Combating Corruption

Any attempt to interfere with CICIG’s work would be a setback to efforts to battle corruption and restore government accountability in Guatemala.

August 24, 2017
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Swiss Decision Undermines Efforts to End Conflict Resource Trade

A decision not to prosecute Argor-Heraus, a Swiss precious metals company that handled pillaged African gold, undermines international efforts to eliminate the illegal resource trade that fuels conflicts around the world.

June 02, 2015
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European Rights Court Seeks Answers from Russia in Magnitsky Case

The European Court of Human Rights has taken up a complaint filed by the family of Sergei Magnitsky, the whistle-blowing Russian lawyer who died in 2009 while in pre-trial detention.

December 15, 2014
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Open Society Justice Initiative Welcomes Landmark Obiang Kleptocracy Settlement

A settlement in the first U.S. anti-kleptocracy case to target the family of a sitting head of state will yield $30 for people of Equatorial Guinea.

October 10, 2014
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Civil Society Groups Urge U.S. Caution in Equatorial Guinea Corruption Settlement

Civil society groups are calling on the U.S. to exercise caution over a possible anti-corruption settlement with Teodorin Nguema Obiang of Equatorial Guinea.

August 05, 2014
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