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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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Open Society Justice Initiative Condemns Kenyan Government Allegations

The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the Kenyan government to immediately withdraw false allegations made before the Kenyan parliament with regard to the May 2010 deportation of Justice Initiative fellow Clara Gutteridge.

June 03, 2011
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Advocates Launch Constitutional Challenge to Ethnic Profiling by French Police

An unprecedented constitutional challenge to the widespread use of ethnic profiling by French police has been launched this week by more than 50 French lawyers, with the support of the Open Society Justice Initiative.

May 24, 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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Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Court Must Fully Investigate Case 003

The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia to ensure the fullest possible investigation into former senior Khmer Rouge commanders who are the subjects of its third proposed case.

May 03, 2011
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Kyrgyzstan Death in Custody Cases Reach UN

The Kyrgyzstan government's repeated failure to investigate adequately deaths in police custody is being challenged by two cases brought before the UN Human Rights Committee by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

April 14, 2011
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