Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
ICC Bemba Appeal
This fact sheet provides background information on the appeal of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo at the International Criminal Court.
Restrictions on Muslim Women’s Dress in the 28 EU Member States
This fact sheet maps EU laws and pending legislation restricting religious dress—specifically the headscarf and face veil worn by Muslim women.
The Trial of Bosco Ntaganda at the ICC
Background information about the decision of former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda to take the witness stand in his own defense at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
ICC Katanga Reparations
Judges at the ICC will determine reparations for victims of a brutal massacre that led to the conviction of Germain Katanga.
ICC Trial: Bemba et al.
Sentences for witness tampering will be delivered at the International Criminal Court, in a case that involved a conspiracy to subvert the course of justice.
What is the difference between “ordinary” crimes and crimes against humanity? When lawyers talk about international law, what does that mean?
Deportation and Citizenship in the Dominican Republic: Unanswered Questions
Despite assurances from the government over threatened deportations, the position of tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian Descent remains uncertain.
Legal Aid in Poland
This fact sheet summarizes the legal representation available to detainees and defendants who cannot afford their own lawyer in Poland.