Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Standards for Judicial Nominations to Cambodia's Extraordinary Chambers
The Working Group on the Extraordinary Chambers and the Open Society Justice Initiative created a list of international standards for the nomination of judges to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
Racial Discrimination and the Rights of Noncitizens
The Open Society Justice Initiative submitted this comprehensive report on the global link between racial discrimination and the rights of noncitizens to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Justice Initiatives: Legal Aid Reform and Access to Justice
The February 2004 issue of the Open Society Justice Initiative's newsletter looks at legal aid reform from several different perspectives around the world. A major focus is state-provided legal representation for indigent persons charged with crimes.
OSI-Supported Human Rights and Public Interest Law Fellows Retreat
Recipients of Open Society Justice Initiative-sponsored fellowships convened in Istanbul to discuss the practice and theory of human rights, present papers, and attend skills training sessions.
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.
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.