Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in the Netherlands
This briefing paper provides an overview of the Netherlands' national legal framework on universal jurisdiction—which provides the authority to national courts to investigate and prosecute international crimes committed on foreign territory by foreign nationals.
Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in Germany
This briefing paper provides an overview of how German law and legal practice interprets the principles of universal jurisdiction with respect to international atrocity crimes.
Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in France
This briefing paper provides an overview of how French law and practice interprets the principles of universal jurisdiction with respect to international atrocity crimes.
Challenging German Support for U.S. Drone Strikes
On Wednesday, March 13, an administrative appeals court in Northern Germany will review a legal challenge filed by a Somali herdsman whose innocent father was killed in a U.S. drone strike.
Recent Developments in the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia: January 2019
This brief provides an update on recent decisions and outstanding issues at the Phnom Penh based tribunal that was established with international support to try those responsible for Khmer Rouge atrocity crimes.
The Election of the Next International Criminal Court Prosecutor
Potential candidates for the role of Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court should be interviewed by a committee of experts, and participate in “town hall” style meetings open to members of the public.
Legal Analysis: Hungary’s Special Tax on Migration-Related Activities
A summary legal analysis of Hungary’s law imposing a special tax on migration-related activities and financing.
Submission to the UN Commission against Torture Review of the Netherlands
This submission argues that the Dutch government’s use of specialized high-security “terrorist” detention units has led to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.