Global Human Rights Litigation Report
Strategic human rights litigation seeks to use the authority of the law to advocate for social change on behalf of individuals whose voices are otherwise not heard.
This report provides summaries of over 60 cases undertaken by the Justice Initiative to defend and strengthen human rights, together with short commentary and analysis from our staff. This work supports Open Society's wider efforts to build tolerant and vibrant democracies, whose governments are accountable to their citizens.
Our litigation work deals with discrimination, freedom of information, citizenship, freedom of expression, national criminal justice, deaths in custody and torture, economic justice, international criminal justice, corruption and the human rights impact of counter-terrorist policies.
Using the Courts to Change the World: Insights from Experience
A new report by the Open Society Justice Initiative offers an unprecedented overview of strategic human rights litigation around the world, and offers eight lessons for success.
Human Rights Litigation Practice Notes: Legal Writing for Human Rights Claims
A guide for human rights lawyers to the preparation of persuasive claims before the regional human rights courts and United Nations Treaty Bodies.
How Data Is Helping in the Struggle for the Right to Education in South Africa
Winning a court ruling alone was not enough to ensure that schoolchildren in the impoverished Eastern Cape province of South Africa have decent desks and chairs.