Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
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.
Addressing Children's Right to Nationality
This Open Society Justice Initiative document makes the case that the UN must clarify the obligation that governments bear for stateless children.
Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi at the ICC
Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi (Abu Tourab) is charged with the war crime of intentionally directing attacks against religious and historic monuments in Timbuktu, Mali.
Arrests Highlight Need for Reform at Khmer Rouge Court
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia must take immediate action to improve the court's functioning, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative, who call upon donor states and the UN to take more assertive action to ensure...
Bosco Ntaganda ICC Judgment
After more than three years, judges at the International Criminal Court will pass judgment on Bosco Ntaganda, a former Congolese general and militia leader, on July 8, 2019.
Briefing Paper and Timeline: The Trial of Thomas Lubanga at the ICC
This Open Society Justice Initiative background paper summarizes the main events and issues in the case against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, the first trial launched by the International Criminal Court.
Briefing Paper: ICC Confirmation of Charges Hearings on Kenya Situation
This paper sets out the background to the pretrial confirmation of charges hearings at the International Criminal Court against William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey, and Joseph Arap Sang, three leading Kenyan figures accused of crimes against...
Briefing Paper: The Trial of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo at the ICC
The International Criminal Court will deliver its first ever judgment on March 14, 2012. This briefing paper summarizes the trial so far, which centers on the alleged use of child soldiers by the accused in conflict in Eastern Congo.