Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
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.
Legal Analysis: Hungary’s Special Tax on Migration-Related Activities
A summary legal analysis of Hungary’s law imposing a special tax on migration-related activities and financing.
Strategic Litigation Impacts: Insights from Global Experience
Drawing on years of field-based research, this report takes an unprecedented, empirical look at the impacts of strategic human rights litigation.
Legal Analysis of Hungary’s Anti-NGO Bill
This briefing paper analyzes legislation passed by the Hungarian parliament that criminalizes efforts by civil society groups to offer support to refugees and migrants.
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.
Civil Society and the Copenhagen Declaration on Reform of the European Court of Human Rights
Remarks delivered by James A. Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, on the response of civil society to Denmark's proposed reforms of the European Court of Human Rights.
European Union Law and Romanian Draft Law 140/2017 on Associations and Foundations
This briefing paper considers the extent to which a proposed new Romanian law on the management of civil society organizations would violate provisions of European Union law.
Strategic Litigation Impacts: Torture in Custody
This study looks at how activists in Argentina, Kenya, and Turkey have sought to use the courts to secure remedies for torture victims and survivors, bring those responsible to justice, and enforce and strengthen the law.