Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Investigations into CIA Renditions
A summary of inquiries into human rights abuses linked to the CIA’s program of “extraordinary renditions” of terrorism suspects, launched after September 11, 2001.
Reform of the ECHR
A brief guide to some of the key terms and concepts used in the debate over reform of the European Court of Human Rights.
Fact Sheets: Reform of the European Court of Human Rights
The 47 members of the Council of Europe are again considering reform of the world's leading human rights court. Five fact sheets present an overview of the issues.
Timeline: Italian Migrant Policy
Some 40,000 migrants arrived in Italy last year as political turmoil swept North Africa. This timeline summarizes principle Italian policy initiatives on migration from 2008 to February, 2012
Fact Sheet: Jean-Claude Duvalier Can Be Prosecuted
A two-page fact sheet summarizes a longer legal brief submitted to the judicial authorities in Haiti, arguing that the former Haitian dictator should face trial.
Fact Sheet: Democratic Republic of Congo Mobile Gender Courts
The Open Society Justice Initiative has helped set up mobile gender justice courts aimed at combating rape and other abuses in remote areas of the DRC.
Fact Sheet: Children’s Right to a Nationality
This fact sheet explains the causes and consequences of statelessness for children around the world.
The Problem of Ethnic Profiling in Europe
This fact sheet explains the problem of ethnic profiling in Europe, and shows that the practice is wasteful as well as ineffective in fighting and preventing crime.