Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Submission to the UN Commission against Torture Review of the Netherlands
This submission argues that the Dutch government’s use of specialized high-security “terrorist” detention units has led to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Recent Developments in the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia: September 2018
This briefing paper summarizes the outcome of the ECCC's investigation into charges against Ao An, an 85-year-old former Khmer Rouge commander, which resulted in two competing orders from the two investigating judges.
A Community-Based Practitioner’s Guide: Documenting Citizenship and Other Forms of Legal Identity
This guide provides instructions on how to establish a community-based paralegal program to help people document citizenship and other forms of legal identity.
Legal Analysis of Hungary’s Anti-NGO Bill
This briefing paper analyzes legislation passed by the Hungarian parliament that criminalizes efforts by civil society groups to offer support to refugees and migrants.
Joint Letter: Support for ECHR Grand Chamber Referral in Sinkova v. Ukraine
A joint letter from 22 organizations supporting freedom of expression, sent to support a Grand Chamber review of the ECHR’s Sinkova v. Ukraine ruling.
ICC Bemba Appeal
This fact sheet provides background information on the appeal of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo at the International Criminal Court.
Human Rights in the Context of Automatic Naturalization in Crimea
This report examines the implications for the population of the Crimean peninsula of the imposition of Russian citizenship that followed Russia’s seizure of the territory from Ukraine in 2014.
Corruption that Kills: Why Mexico Needs an International Mechanism to Combat Impunity
This report argues Mexico needs an international response to investigate and prosecute atrocity crimes.