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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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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.

February 2011 | Sebastian Kohn
First page of PDF with filename: children-right-nationality-20110202.pdf
Briefing Paper

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.

February 2016
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-almahdi-icc-trial 20160819_1.pdf
Report

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...

November 16, 2007
First page of PDF with filename: cambodia_20071116.pdf
Fact Sheet

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.

July 02, 2019
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-ntaganda_judgment-2019_07_02-(1).pdf
Briefing Paper

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.

August 2011
First page of PDF with filename: lubanga-briefing-20110816.pdf
Briefing Paper

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...

September 2011
First page of PDF with filename: ICCKenya-pretrial-briefing.pdf
Briefing Paper

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.

March 2012
First page of PDF with filename: lubanga-briefing-20120314.pdf
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