Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Justice for Development: Integrating Justice and Human Rights into the Post-2015 Development Framework
In remarks delivered at the United Nations in New York, James A. Goldston of the Open Society Justice Initiative argues that justice and rights must be part of new global develoment targets.
East African Court of Justice
Learn more about the East African Court of Justice, which hears cases on violations of the rule of law, one of the fundamental and operational principles set out in the East African Community Treaty.
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Learn more about the African Commission, which is tasked with promoting and protecting human rights by interpreting the African Charter and considering individual complaints.
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.
Strengthening from Within: Law and Practice in the Selection of Human Rights Judges and Commissioners
This joint report shines a light on the processes that governments use to nominate and select human rights judges and commissioners.
Case Digest: Abuse of Detainees in Russia: Article 3 ECHR
This briefing paper summarizes 49 recent decisions delivered by the European Court of Human Rights relating to the prohibition of torture and degrading treatment (Article 3) within the Russian Federation.
Arguments: New Rules for the Rule of Law
James A. Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, says that the concept of the rule of law can command consensus in a divided world.