Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Awaiting Care: Health Risks, Human Rights Abuses and the Need to Reform Pretrial Detention
The excessive use of pretrial detention poses a great risk to public health and human rights. And, as this fact sheet outlines, the health risks affect not only those detained but also societies at large.
The Use of Pretrial Detention in Nuevo León
This Open Society Justice Initiative report examines pretrial detention case processing in Mexico, focusing on the state of Nuevo León.
Managing Pretrial Release
This Open Society Justice Initiative monograph discusses how best to manage the pretrial release/detention decision, focusing particularly on pretrial evaluation and supervision services.
Myths of Pretrial Detention in Mexico
This Open Society Justice Initiative monograph provides a critical analysis of the most common arguments—or myths—used to justify the excessive, inhumane, and irrational use of pretrial detention in Mexico.
The costs of pretrial detention in Mexico are painfully high—for the state and its citizens in general, and for detainees and their families in particular.
Why We Need a Global Campaign for Pretrial Justice
The Open Society Justice Initiative is launching a Global Campaign for Pretrial Justice to promote alternatives to pretrial detention, expand access to legal aid services, and deploy paralegals to intervene earlier in the criminal justice process.
New Reports Urge Donors to Enhance and Improve Criminal Justice Investments
In a series of reports examining donor and government support for criminal justice reform projects, the Open Society Justice Initiative offers recommendations for more effective investment in the field.
Reforming Legal Aid in Lithuania
An international conference organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative and others delivered a report on reforming the legal aid system in Lithuania.