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Briefing Paper

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.

February 24, 2004
First page of PDF with filename: cambodia_20040224.pdf

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.

February 1, 2004
First page of PDF with filename: noncitizens_20040201.pdf

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.

February 2004
First page of PDF with filename: justice_initiatives_20040225_2.pdf

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.

July 12, 2003
First page of PDF with filename: fellows_20030712.pdf

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...

July 2003
First page of PDF with filename: croatia_20030322.pdf

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...

June 28, 2003
First page of PDF with filename: southafrica_20030628.pdf

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.

January 29, 2003
First page of PDF with filename: russia_20030129.pdf
Briefing Paper

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.

February 2020
First page of PDF with filename: universal-jurisdiction-law-and-practice-finland.pdf
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