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Implementing Human Rights Decisions: Reflections, Successes, and New Directions

This publication takes stock of the growth and change in the field of human rights implementation, and how to ensure legal decisions can be realized.

July 2021
First page of PDF with filename: implementing-human-rights-decisions-20210721.pdf
Briefing Paper

European States’ Obligations to Repatriate the Children Detained in Camps in Northeast Syria

A legal briefing paper to assist practitioners in advocating and litigating for the repatriation of children who are detained in northeast Syria and whose parents are European nationals possibly affiliated with ISIS.

July 2021
First page of PDF with filename: european-states’-obligations-to-repatriate-the-children-detained-in-camps-in-northeast-syria-20210722.pdf
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2021 Global Human Rights Litigation Report

Summaries of over 60 strategic litigation rulings in cases undertaken by the Open Society Justice Initiative to defend and strengthen human rights around the world.

June 22, 2021
First page of PDF with filename: litigation-global-report-06222021.pdf
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Who Polices the Police? The Role of Independent Agencies in Criminal Investigations

This publication explores the efforts of independent investigative agencies to investigate and prosecute allegations of serious crimes against police and other state agents.

May 07, 2021
First page of PDF with filename: osji-who-polices-the-police-exec-summary-5-7-2021.pdf
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Challenging Ethnic Profiling in Europe: A Guide for Campaigners and Organizers

This guide provides an international overview of how to challenge and end ethnic profiling, distilling key lessons and strategic insights learned from over a decade of work on the ground.

April 28, 2021
First page of PDF with filename: challenging-ethnic-profiling-in-europe-20210727.pdf
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Universal Jurisdiction in Sweden: Victims of Syria’s Chemical Weapons Attacks Demand Justice

This briefing paper explains the criminal complaints filed in Sweden on April 19, 2021, against the Syrian government for chemical weapons attacks in Al-Ghouta and Khan Shaykhun and the broader campaign for criminal accountability for chemical weapons use in Syria.

April 20, 2021
First page of PDF with filename: faq_chemical-weapons-criminal-complaints-in-sweden_04192021.pdf
Briefing Paper

The Trial of Dominic Ongwen at the ICC: The Judgment

This paper summarizes the main issues in the trial of Dominic Ongwen, a former commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group, including evidence presented by the prosecution, defense, and victims’ representatives.

February 2021
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-paper-dominic-ongwen-trial-judgment-20210202.pdf
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Model Emergency Housing Legislation: Protecting the Right to Housing during COVID-19

This comprehensive model emergency legislation, developed by the Open Society Justice Initiative, the Open Society Initiative for Europe, The Shift, and a coalition of human rights groups, consists of legal provisions that governments can use to protect the right to housing during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis.

December 08, 2020
First page of PDF with filename: ji-covid_housing_report-housing_legislation-2020_12_09.pdf
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