Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: December 2015
The Khmer Rouge tribunal has made significant progress recently, including hearing testimony related to charges of genocide in the case against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.
The Impacts of Strategic Litigation on Custodial Torture
A summary of discussions at a conference in Istanbul, held in November 2015, on the role of strategic litigation in the battle to eliminate torture.
The Impacts of Strategic Litigation on Equal Access to Quality Education in Brazil
A summary of discussions at a one day meeting to assess the effectiveness of strategic litigation as a tool for social change, focused on education.
The Impacts of Strategic Litigation on Equal Access to Quality Education
A summary of discussions on the impact of strategic litigation in supporting efforts to secure equal access to quality education.
Presumption of Guilt: The Global Overuse of Pretrial Detention
Combining statistical analysis, first-person accounts, graphics, and case studies of successful reforms, this report is the first ever global survey of the damage done by unnecessary and arbitrary pretrial detention.
Effective Prosecution: Guatemala’s Public Ministry in an International Context
Remarks delivered at the launch of an independent assessment of reforms in prosecutorial procedures at Guatemala's Public Ministry.
Justice for Development: Integrating Justice and Human Rights into the Post-2015 Development Framework
In remarks delivered at the United Nations in New York, James A. Goldston of the Open Society Justice Initiative argues that justice and rights must be part of new global develoment targets.
Judging a Dictator: The Trial of Guatemala’s Rios Montt
This 56-page book includes a summary of the troubled trial of Guatemala’s former military ruler, Efrain Rios Montt, together with an English translation of key sections of the conviction.