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Fact Sheet

Justice 2015: Justice Plays a Fundamental Role in Eliminating Poverty

Justice is out of reach for too many people, taking a toll on development. This fact sheet makes the case for including a justice goal in the post-2015 development agenda.

March 2013
First page of PDF with filename: fact-sheet-justice-2015-21030319.pdf
Briefing Paper

Briefing: Survivors of Sexual Attacks in Kenya Seek Justice for Post-Election Violence

A petition before the High Court of Kenya seeks to compel the government to address sexual and gender based violence that occurred during the 2007/2008 post-election period.

February 20, 2013
First page of PDF with filename: sgbv-kenya-20130219.pdf
Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Pretrial Justice and Paralegals in Sierra Leone

The majority of Sierra Leone's prison population is in pretrial detention. To reduce the numbers, a local NGO is piloting a prorgam that provides early legal assistance to criminal defendants.

February 2013
First page of PDF with filename: Factsheet PTD Sierra Leone 02142013.pdf
Briefing Paper

European Court Reform: National Implementation of the Interlaken Declaration

This briefing presents the views of civil society on the the implementation of rulings of the European Court of Human Rights in seven states: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.

October 2012
First page of PDF with filename: echr-reform-implementation-10232012.pdf
Briefing Paper

Building on the Complementarity Consensus

The Open Society Justice Initiative is proposing steps to the members of the International Criminal Court that would strengthen their ability to try international crimes domestically.

October 15, 2012
First page of PDF with filename: complementarity-asp-10152012.pdf
Briefing Paper

The Global Legal Empowerment Initiative

The UN Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor estimates that four billion people live outside the protection of the law. The Open Society Foundations are working to strengthen and expand access to the law for all.

September 2012
First page of PDF with filename: glei-description-092712.pdf
Briefing Paper

Case Digests: UN Human Rights Committee 102nd Session, July 2011

Read summaries of the decisions on admissibility and merits taken by the UN Human Rights Committee at its 102nd session, held in July 2011.

March 2012
First page of PDF with filename: case-digest-HRC102-120914.pdf
Briefing Paper

Case Digests: UN Human Rights Committee 100th Session, October 2010

The Open Society Justice Initiative has prepared short summaries of the decisions on admissibility and merits taken by the UN Human Rights Committee at its 100th session, held in October 2010.

September 04, 2012
First page of PDF with filename: litigation-digest-HRC100-12-09-04.pdf
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