Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Implementing Human Rights Decisions: Reflections, Successes, and New Directions
This publication takes stock of the growth and change in the field of human rights implementation, and how to ensure legal decisions can be realized.
Kenya's National Integrated Identity Management Scheme (NIIMS)
Kenya's introduction of a national digital identity scheme has triggered protests from local human rights and community groups concerned with both privacy, and the scheme's impact on minority communities.
When Pretrial Justice Fails
This factsheet aims to show why pre-trial justice is an important factor to consider in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and recommends that more data be taken into account when assessing progress towards access to justice for all.
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.
Strengthening Access to Civil Justice with Legal Needs Surveys
This briefing paper argues that access to civil justice indicators should be included in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals measurement framework.
Understanding National Progress: A Cross Regional Exchange on Access to Justice
A summary a meeting organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative in Washington, D.C., in October 2016, which focused on developing effective measurements for access to justice.
Strengthening Pretrial Justice: A Guide to the Effective Use of Indicators
This guide proposes a methodical approach toward developing and deploying empirically based indicators to identify exemplary and problematic pretrial practices.
Legal Aid in Poland
This fact sheet summarizes the legal representation available to detainees and defendants who cannot afford their own lawyer in Poland.