Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
The Rising Tide: Freedom of Information in Southeast Europe
The Open Society Justice Initiative brought together Croatian political figures, activists, and experts from throughout Europe to secure support for the creation of a Croatian freedom of information law, and to discuss the recent emergence of...
Combining Learning and Legal Aid: Clinical Legal Education in Africa
At the first All-Africa Colloquium on Clinical Legal Education, organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative, legal clinicians and university faculty from all over the continent came together to examine the function of legal clinics and...
Combating Discrimination in Russia: Strategies for Lawyers and NGOs
In order to combat discrimination in Russia the Open Society Justice Initiative convened a workshop in Moscow.
Briefing Paper: The Trial of Dominic Ongwen at the ICC: Closing Statements
This paper summarizes the main issues in the trial of Dominic Ongwen, a former commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group, including evidence presented by the prosecution, defense, and victims’ representatives.
Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in Finland
The principle of universal jurisdiction allows national courts to investigate and prosecute international crimes committed on foreign territory by foreign nationals. This briefing paper provides an overview of Finland's legal framework on universal jurisdiction and was produced in partnership with TRIAL International.
Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in Sweden
The principle of universal jurisdiction allows national courts to investigate and prosecute international crimes committed on foreign territory by foreign nationals. This briefing paper provides an overview of Sweden's legal framework on universal jurisdiction and was produced in partnership with TRIAL International.
We work with police, activists, and community leaders across multiple European countries to document systemic ethnic profiling by police officers and to put a stop to abuses through new frameworks and policies.
Monitoring Atrocity Crimes Trials: A Guide
This guide provides guidance on observing and reporting on international criminal trials, including guidance on what to monitor, how to convey important information, and how to reach key audiences.