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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.

November 2016
First page of PDF with filename: recent-developments-eccc-december-2016-20161201.pdf
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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.

December 2016
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-ongwen-20161129 (2)_1.pdf
Briefing Paper

Witness Interference in Cases before the International Criminal Court

Research suggests that witness interference has been alleged in nearly every case before the ICC.

November 2016
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-icc-witness-interference-20161116.pdf

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.

October 2016
First page of PDF with filename: eroding-trust-20161017_0.pdf

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.

June 2016
First page of PDF with filename: slip-landrights-nairobi-20161014.pdf

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.

August 2016
First page of PDF with filename: legal-remedies-6-schyff-20160802.pdf
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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.

July 2016
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-cjeu-headscarves-20160712.pdf

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.

June 2016
First page of PDF with filename: legal-remedies-5-messick-20160601_0.pdf
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