Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Against the Odds: CICIG in Guatemala
The UN-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala offers a potentially powerful example of how to reinforce the rule of law in states beset by corruption and violence.
Anti-Corruption Litigation in the Supreme Court of India
An examination of the role of India's Supreme Court in NGO efforts to expose and punish corruption involving high-ranking government officials.
Standing Doctrine and Anticorruption Litigation: A Survey
A brief overview of the application of the doctrine of legal standing in a number of jurisdictions, and its implications for private anticorruption litigation.
Fair and Effective Police Stops
This report provides a roadmap for combating ethnic profiling in police work, drawing on reform efforts by five police departments in Spain.
Broken Justice in Mexico’s Guerrero State
This report analyzes the structural deficiencies of the justice system in Mexico’s Guerrero state—flaws that have enabled perpetrators of violence to operate with almost absolute impunity.
Deportation and Citizenship in the Dominican Republic: Unanswered Questions
Despite assurances from the government over threatened deportations, the position of tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian Descent remains uncertain.
Repatriating Stolen Assets: Potential Funding for Sustainable Development
This background briefing was prepared for “We Want Our Money Back,” a civil society side-event at the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development, Addis Ababa, in July, 2015.
France’s Veil Ban before the European Court of Human Rights
On Tuesday, July 1, the European Court of Human Rights will rule on whether France’s 2010 ban on wearing full-face veils in public breaches the protections of the European Convention on Human Rights.