Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Legal Aid in Ireland
This fact sheet summarizes the legal representation available to detainees and defendants who cannot afford their own defense lawyer in Ireland.
Death by Drone
The U.S. has secretly been using drones to conduct targeted killings in Yemen since 2002. Using on-the-ground research, this report details civilian casualties caused by nine such attacks, carried out between 2012 and 2014.
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: March 2015
This review covers developments in the second trial of two surviving Khmer Rouge senior leaders, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, as well as moves by the Cambodian government to obstruct two new prosecutions.
Unfinished Business: Guatemala’s International Commission against Impunity
The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala remains an “indispensable partner” in battle against organized criminality, according to this review of the performance of the UN-backed body.
Lawyer at the Police Station Door: How REPLACE Provides Legal Aid in Nigeria
This 12-page illustrated brochure summarizes the successes achieved by a project that used duty solicitors to give detainees in Nigerian police stations early access to legal advice.
Innovative Efforts, Proven Results: How Timap for Justice Provides Legal Aid in Sierra Leone
This 12-page illustrated brochure summarizes the successes achieved by a community paralegal project in Sierra Leone that focused on providing front-line legal aid to pretrial detainees.
The Trial of Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui: The Appeal Judgment
Background on the first appeal ruling at the International Criminal Court to involve a prosecution challenge, in the case of Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui.
Legal Aid in Europe: Minimum Requirements under International Law
This briefing paper summarizes the current minimum international legal standards on the right to legal aid, drawing on European human rights law and global principles and standards.