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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.

June 23, 2006
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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...

June 21, 2006
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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.

June 13, 2006
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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.

June 13, 2006
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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...

June 09, 2006
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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.

May 04, 2006
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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.

May 04, 2006
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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...

April 04, 2006
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