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Raising the Bar: Improving the Nomination and Election of Judges to the International Criminal Court

There are currently significant flaws in the way that the member states of the International Criminal Court identify and elect judges to the court, leading to the election of less-qualified candidates, and a bench dominated by a handful of states.

October 28, 2019
First page of PDF with filename: raising-the-bar-20191112.pdf
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A Toolkit for Drafting Complaints to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and Committee Against Torture

This manual for human rights activists and lawyers seeks to develop their skills in using litigation as one of the tools to combat torture, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment and punishment.

April 2018
First page of PDF with filename: litigation-toolkit-torture-20180427.pdf
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Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: December 2015

The Khmer Rouge tribunal has made significant progress recently, including hearing testimony related to charges of genocide in the case against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.

December 2015
First page of PDF with filename: recent-developments-eccc-december-2015-20151214.pdf
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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.

October, 2012
First page of PDF with filename: eccc-report-cases3and4-100112_0.pdf
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Stateless Children: Implementing the Right to Rights

James A. Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, highlights the impact of statelessness on children, and makes six recommendations to the international community on how to respond.

September 2011 | James A. Goldston
First page of PDF with filename: Goldston-1717-UN-09282011.pdf
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Commentary on the ICC Draft Guidelines on Intermediaries

This joint submission by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the International Refugee Rights Initiative comments on draft guidelines for how the International Criminal Court works with intermediaries.

August 18, 2011
First page of PDF with filename: icc-intermediaries-commentary-20110818.pdf
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Complementarity and the Assembly of State Parties: Opportunities for Impact

The Open Society Justice Initiative sets out recommendations on how states that are party to the International Criminal Court can strengthen the ability of national courts to try international crimes.

June 21, 2011 | James A. Goldston
First page of PDF with filename: hague-working-group-20110622.pdf
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From Judgment to Justice: Implementing the Views of the United Nations Human Rights Committee

James A Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, argues before the UN Human Rights Committee that the UN needs to devote more resources toward actual implementation of international tribunal rulings.

March 30, 2011 | James A. Goldston
First page of PDF with filename: goldston-hrc-20110330.pdf
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