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Joint Statement on Pretrial Detention in Africa

16 civil society groups called on the African Commission for Human and Peoples' Rights to work to end excessive use of pretrial detention.

October 25, 2011
First page of PDF with filename: pretrial-detention-statement-10252011.pdf
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Stateless Children: Implementing the Right to Rights

James A. Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, highlights the impact of statelessness on children, and makes six recommendations to the international community on how to respond.

September 2011 | James A. Goldston
First page of PDF with filename: Goldston-1717-UN-09282011.pdf
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Commentary on the ICC Draft Guidelines on Intermediaries

This joint submission by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the International Refugee Rights Initiative comments on draft guidelines for how the International Criminal Court works with intermediaries.

August 18, 2011
First page of PDF with filename: icc-intermediaries-commentary-20110818.pdf
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UN Human Rights Committee: General Comment No. 34

This full unedited advance text of the UNHRC General Comment No. 34 deals with the right to freedom of expression under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

July 21, 2011
First page of PDF with filename: UNHRCgeneral-comment34-20110725.pdf
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Complementarity and the Assembly of State Parties: Opportunities for Impact

The Open Society Justice Initiative sets out recommendations on how states that are party to the International Criminal Court can strengthen the ability of national courts to try international crimes.

June 21, 2011 | James A. Goldston
First page of PDF with filename: hague-working-group-20110622.pdf
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From Judgment to Justice: Implementing the Views of the United Nations Human Rights Committee

James A Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, argues before the UN Human Rights Committee that the UN needs to devote more resources toward actual implementation of international tribunal rulings.

March 30, 2011 | James A. Goldston
First page of PDF with filename: goldston-hrc-20110330.pdf
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Addressing Children's Right to Nationality

This Open Society Justice Initiative document makes the case that the UN must clarify the obligation that governments bear for stateless children.

February 2011 | Sebastian Kohn
First page of PDF with filename: children-right-nationality-20110202.pdf
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Promoting Complementarity

The Open Society Justice Initiative is committed to working with states to promote International Criminal Court-proscribed complementarity in practice. Toward this end, OSI provides recommendations for the Assembly of States Parties.

December 10, 2010
First page of PDF with filename: Complementarity-recommendations-20101210.pdf
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