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Denmark’s Discriminatory “Ghetto Package”: Demographic Reports on Nøjsomhed-Sydvej, Helsingor, and Evicted Households
Reports by the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research at Aarhus University analyze demographic trends in Nøjsomhed-Sydvejand, a neighborhood in Denmark designated as a "ghetto" under the government's controversial "Ghetto Package," and three comparator areas, as well as the demographics of 96 forcibly-evicted households in Nøjsomhed-Sydvejand.
2020–2021 International Criminal Court Prosecutor Election Process: Insights and Recommendations for Future Elections
Building on the Justice Initiative’s advocacy efforts to improve election and nomination procedures throughout the International Criminal Court, and drawing on a range of interviews conducted with individuals engaged in the process, this paper reflects on the prosecutor’s election and offers guidance on how it can be improved.
Implementing Human Rights Decisions: Reflections, Successes, and New Directions
This publication takes stock of the growth and change in the field of human rights implementation, and how to ensure legal decisions can be realized.
European States’ Obligations to Repatriate the Children Detained in Camps in Northeast Syria
This legal briefing paper provides information to assist practitioners in advocating and litigating for the repatriation of children who are detained in northeast Syria and whose parents are European nationals possibly affiliated with ISIS.
2021 Global Human Rights Litigation Report
Summaries of over 60 strategic litigation rulings in cases undertaken by the Open Society Justice Initiative to defend and strengthen human rights around the world.
Who Polices the Police? The Role of Independent Agencies in Criminal Investigations
This publication explores the efforts of independent investigative agencies to investigate and prosecute allegations of serious crimes against police and other state agents.
Challenging Ethnic Profiling in Europe: A Guide for Campaigners and Organizers
This guide provides an international overview of how to challenge and end ethnic profiling, distilling key lessons and strategic insights learned from over a decade of work on the ground.
Universal Jurisdiction in Sweden: Victims of Syria’s Chemical Weapons Attacks Demand Justice
This briefing paper explains the criminal complaints filed in Sweden on April 19, 2021, against the Syrian government for chemical weapons attacks in Al-Ghouta and Khan Shaykhun and the broader campaign for criminal accountability for chemical weapons use in Syria.