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Open Society Justice Initiative Trains Lawyers in Combating Torture
Lawyers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan join international human rights law experts this week for a practical seminar on strategic litigation to combat torture and ill-treatment organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Experts on Pretrial Detention Gather in Mexico
“Lasting Change in Pretrial Detention: Recent Experiences in a Global Context,” a two day workshop hosted by the Open Society Justice Initiative, brings together criminal justice practitioners and researchers from eight countries to compare...
Justice Initiative Hails Adoption of Rules for Khmer Rouge Trials
The quest for justice in Cambodia advanced significantly when judges for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia announced their agreement on internal rules to govern the court's operations, the Open Society Justice Initiative said today.
Ukraine President Approves Concept Paper for Improving Legal Aid
Ukraine President Viktor Yuschenko approved the Concept Paper on Reforming the Legal Aid System in Ukraine, taking an important step in the nation's process of improving access to justice, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Groundbreaking Study Finds Massive Ethnic Profiling
Riders on the Moscow Metro who appear non-Slavic are over twenty times more likely to be stopped by police than those who look Slavic, according to Ethnic Profiling in the Moscow Metro, a new report produced by the Open Society Justice Initiative...
Announcement of Judges is Major Advance for Khmer Rouge Tribunal, but Unmet Needs Remain
The appointment of judges and prosecutors to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia is a major step toward establishing the court that will try the architects of Cambodia's killing fields, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Roma Children Pursue Final Appeal in Landmark School Segregation Case
Eighteen Romani children forced to attend segregated schools in the Czech Republic filed their final appeal in a landmark case before the European Court of Human Rights, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Security Council Must Address Costs of Moving Taylor Trial to The Hague
If the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor is moved from Sierra Leone to the Hague, the international community must shoulder the increased financial costs and address the likely negative impacts for Taylor's victims, warns the Open Society Justice...