Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Death by Drone
The U.S. has secretly been using drones to conduct targeted killings in Yemen since 2002. Using on-the-ground research, this report details civilian casualties caused by nine such attacks, carried out between 2012 and 2014.
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.
Opinion on Clause 60 of UK Immigration Bill and Article 8 of UN Convention on Reducing Statelessness
This legal opinion concludes that a proposed move to remove previously allowed protections against statelessness would put the UK in breach of the 1961 Statelessness Convention.
UK Must Not Undermine Global Battle against Statelessness
A summary of the issues at stake, as the upper house of the UK parliament considers a proposal that would allow the government to make people stateless.
IACHR: Submission to Hearings on Right to Information and U.S. Surveillance
An analysis of United States' government surveillance practices within the framework of international human rights law and prevailing global standards.
UNHRC: Submission to Periodic Review of the United States
An analysis of United States' compliance with Article 19 of the Universal Declartion of Human Rights in the area of national security.
Time Line: Al-Nashiri v. Poland at the European Court of Human Rights
A time line of events in the case of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri against the government of Poland, over its role in his rendition, secret detention and torture on Polish soil by the CIA.
Equality Under Pressure: The Impact of Ethnic Profiling in the Netherlands
The Dutch pride themselves on being members of an open, tolerant, and fair society. But for a growing number of people in the Netherlands, this ideal is being put under pressure by proactive police actions.