Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Principles and Guidelines on Protest and the Right to Information
These guidelines were drafted by the Justice Initiative and the Northern Ireland-based Committee on the Administration of Justice, in consultation with civil society groups, police professionals, and other experts, including from the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Raising the Bar: Improving the Nomination and Election of Judges to the International Criminal Court
There are currently significant flaws in the way that the member states of the International Criminal Court identify and elect judges to the court, leading to the election of less-qualified candidates, and a bench dominated by a handful of states.
Legal Remedies for Grand Corruption
This collection of essays explores how civil society groups have been taking innovative legal approaches to hold to account those responsible for high-level corruption, and looks at possible new strategies for the future.
A Community-Based Practitioner’s Guide: Documenting Citizenship and Other Forms of Legal Identity
This guide provides instructions on how to establish a community-based paralegal program to help people document citizenship and other forms of legal identity.
Joint Letter: Support for ECHR Grand Chamber Referral in Sinkova v. Ukraine
A joint letter from 22 organizations supporting freedom of expression, sent to support a Grand Chamber review of the ECHR’s Sinkova v. Ukraine ruling.
A Toolkit for Drafting Complaints to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and Committee Against Torture
This manual for human rights activists and lawyers seeks to develop their skills in using litigation as one of the tools to combat torture, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment and punishment.
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.
Civil Society and the Copenhagen Declaration on Reform of the European Court of Human Rights
Remarks delivered by James A. Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, on the response of civil society to Denmark's proposed reforms of the European Court of Human Rights.