Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Justice 2015: Measuring Justice in the Post-2015 Development Framework
How access to information, legal identity, legal participation, and legal services could be incorporated into the world's new development agenda. A primer on justice targets.
East African Court of Justice
Learn more about the East African Court of Justice, which hears cases on violations of the rule of law, one of the fundamental and operational principles set out in the East African Community Treaty.
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Learn more about the African Commission, which is tasked with promoting and protecting human rights by interpreting the African Charter and considering individual complaints.
African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Learn more about the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, a judicial body that delivers binding judgments on compliance with the African Charter.
ECOWAS Community Court of Justice
Learn more about the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice, which has accepted the submission of individual complaints for human rights violations since 2005.
Justice 2015: How Justice Impacts Development
Justice is recognized by scholars, practitioners, and governments as having a positive effect on development. This fact sheet outlines how support for justice has aided progress on the current Millennium Development Goals.
Justice 2015: Justice Plays a Fundamental Role in Eliminating Poverty
Justice is out of reach for too many people, taking a toll on development. This fact sheet makes the case for including a justice goal in the post-2015 development agenda.
Fact Sheet: Pretrial Justice and Paralegals in Sierra Leone
The majority of Sierra Leone's prison population is in pretrial detention. To reduce the numbers, a local NGO is piloting a prorgam that provides early legal assistance to criminal defendants.