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Corruption that Kills: Why Mexico Needs an International Mechanism to Combat Impunity

This report argues Mexico needs an international response to investigate and prosecute atrocity crimes.

May 2018
First page of PDF with filename: corruption-that-kills-en-20180502.pdf
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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.

March 2016
First page of PDF with filename: against-odds-cicig-guatemala-20160321.pdf
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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.

August 2015
First page of PDF with filename: broken-justice-mexicos-guerrero-state-eng-20150826.pdf
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Corporate War Crimes: Prosecuting the Pillage of Natural Resources

Reviving corporate liability for pillaging natural resources is not simply about protecting property rights during conflict—it can also play a significant role in preventing atrocity.

September 2011 | James G. Stewart
First page of PDF with filename: pillage-manual-2nd-edition-2011.pdf
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Criminal Force: Torture, Abuse, and Extrajudicial Killings by the Nigeria Police Force

Police in Nigeria commit extrajudicial violence and extortion with relative impunity, according to this report by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the Network on Police Reform in Nigeria.

May 2010
First page of PDF with filename: criminal-force-20100519.pdf
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Between Law and Society: Paralegals and the Provision of Primary Justice Services in Sierra Leone

This paper focuses on Timap for Justice, a pioneering organization expanding access to legal services in rural areas of Sierra Leone. This updated edition includes a new foreword by George Soros.

March 2010
First page of PDF with filename: between-law-and-society-20100310.pdf
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Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia continues to face pressing challenges that require immediate and ongoing attention, said a report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

August 2009
First page of PDF with filename: eccc_20090817.pdf
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Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

The Cambodian government must address grave flaws in the tribunal set up to try senior members of the Khmer Rouge for crimes against humanity, warns a report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

February 2009
First page of PDF with filename: eccc_20090212.pdf
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