Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: November 2016
The ECCC's Supreme Court affirmed life sentences given to the two senior surviving Khmer Rouge leaders, but severely criticized the handling of their trial.
The Trial of Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court
Dominic Ongwen, the alleged senior leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army and a former child soldier, is charged with 70 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Witness Interference in Cases before the International Criminal Court
Research suggests that witness interference has been alleged in nearly every case before the ICC.
Eroding Trust: The UK’s Prevent Counter-Extremism Strategy in Health and Education
Since 2015, the UK’s counter-extremism strategy has imposed a statutory duty on health and education professionals to report individuals at risk of being drawn into terrorism.
The Impacts of Strategic Litigation on Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights
A summary of discussions held in June, 2016, at a conference in Nairobi, Kenya, convened by the Open Society Justice Initiative.
South Africa: Public Trust Theory as the Basis for Resource Corruption Litigation
South Africa’s 1994 Constitution has led to statutes that incorporate the doctrine of public trust into environmental and natural resources law—strengthening potential legal remedies for challenging corruption.
Employer’s Bar on Religious Clothing and European Union Discrimination Law
The Open Society Justice Initiative calls on the Court of Justice of the European Union to rule that equality law is violated when an employer on the grounds of “neutrality”—bans its staff from wearing any religious clothing.
Legal Remedies for Victims of Bribery under United States Law
The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has enabled "follow on" claims from foreign governments and others who suffer losses as a result of corrupt dealings. But many questions about the status of such claims remain open.