Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Reflections on Twenty Years in Human Rights: The Rule of Law Movement in the Age of Terror
Open Society Justice Initiative executive director James A. Goldston looks at the impact of the war on terror on the effort to establish and consolidate the rule of law worldwide.
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
A report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative looks closely at recent events—including the arrest of Kaing Guek Eav (alias Duch)—at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
New Report by the Open Society Justice Initiative Finds Critical Needs at Khmer Rouge Tribunal
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia must take urgent action to address serious challenges confronting the court, according to a report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative.
"I Can Stop and Search Whoever I Want"—Police Stops of Ethnic Minorities in Bulgaria, Hungary and Spain
Combining statistics, first-person accounts, and policy recommendations, this Open Society Justice Initiative book makes clear that ethnic profiling occurs in all three countries and is ineffective in combating crime.
Priority Issues for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
In a public memo released today, the Open Society Justice Initiative highlighted urgent needs at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
Holes in the Rights Framework: Racial Discrimination, Citizenship, and the Rights of Noncitizens
Open Society Justice Initiative Executive Director James A. Goldston looks at "the importance of citizenship in making effective the promise of fundamental human rights protection."
Transparency and Silence: A Survey of Access to Information Laws and Practices in 14 Countries
This Open Society Justice Initiative study on access to information finds that transitional democracies outperformed established ones in providing information about government activities.
Recommendations On Reform of the Legal Profession in Tajikistan
At a meeting of law reform experts in Dushanbe, the Open Society Justice Initiative presented a series of recommendations for reforming the legal profession in Tajikistan.