Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
France’s Biens Mal Acquis Affair: Lessons from a Decade of Legal Struggle
Teodorin Obiang, vice president of Equatorial Guinea, is facing trial in Paris on money laundering and corruption charges—due almost entirely to a 10-year legal campaign by French anti-corruption groups.
The Future of Cases 003 and 004 at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
This report examines the legal issues at stake in the continuing political struggle over the jurisdiction of the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia.
The Global Principles on National Security and the Right to Information (The Tshwane Principles)
The Tshwane Principles offer global standards on how to ensure the fullest possible public access to information, while protecting legitimate national security concerns.
The Socioeconomic Impact of Pretrial Detention in Guinea Conakry
Three non-governmental organizations surveyed 105 adult pretrial detainees in two prisons to gather information on how their detention affected their socioeconomic position.
The Socioeconomic Impact of Pretrial Detention in Ghana
A report on the impact of pretrial detention in Ghana based on a survey of the experiences of 45 adults held in Kumasi prison.
The Socioeconomic Impact of Pretrial Detention in Sierra Leone
A report on the costs of pretrial detention in Sierra Leone, based on a random survey of 128 adults held in three prisons.
Arguments: Corruption as a Threat to the Rule of Law
Erica Razook, of the Open Society Justice Initiative, told the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) that large-scale money-laundering is a threat to human rights and the rule of law.
Arguments: The Effort to Reform Albania’s Libel Laws
Darian Pavli of the Open Society Justice Initiative reviews the effort that led Albania to reform its libel laws in 2012, and assesses the impact of the reforms so far.