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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
Fact Sheet

Why We Need a Global Campaign for Pretrial Justice

The Open Society Justice Initiative is launching a Global Campaign for Pretrial Justice to promote alternatives to pretrial detention, expand access to legal aid services, and deploy paralegals to intervene earlier in the criminal justice process.

September 2009
First page of PDF with filename: pretrialjustice_20090903.pdf
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Legal Clinics: Serving People, Improving Justice

This brochure describes the Open Society Justice Initiative's efforts to launch clinics in 12 countries, from Sierra Leone to Cambodia to Afghanistan.

2009
First page of PDF with filename: legalclinics_20090101.pdf
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Justice Initiatives: Pretrial Detention

This publication looks at the global overreliance on pretrial detention and examines the challenges of reducing and reforming its use.

Spring 2008
First page of PDF with filename: Justice_Initiati.pdf
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Public Interest Litigation in Central and Eastern Europe: Roots, Prospects, and Challenges

The following article by James A. Goldston, entitled "Public Interest Litigation in Central and Eastern Europe: Roots, Prospects, and Challenges" was published in the May 2006 issue of Human Rights Quarterly.

June 1, 2006 | James A. Goldston
First page of PDF with filename: publicinterest_20060601.pdf
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Clinical Legal Education Training Materials

Curriculum materials on how to teach clinical legal education and street law, and how to operate a university-based clinic are now available from the Open Society Justice Initiative.

February 7, 2006
First page of PDF with filename: clinic_20070206.pdf
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Legal Remedies for the Resource Curse

The Open Society Justice Initiative released a report assessing the availability of legal remedies for addressing corrupt practices in the natural resource industries.

September 6, 2005
First page of PDF with filename: legalremedies_20050906.pdf
Report

Report of the Second European Forum on Access to Justice

Co-organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative, the Second European Forum on Access to Justice addressed a range of regional and country-specific efforts to expand access to justice for the indigent.

August 2005
First page of PDF with filename: prelimreport_20050809.pdf
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