Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Restrictions on Muslim Women’s Dress in the 28 EU Member States
This report maps EU laws and pending legislation restricting religious dress—specifically the headscarf and face veil worn by Muslim women.
Civil Society and the Copenhagen Declaration on Reform of the European Court of Human Rights
Remarks delivered by James A. Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, on the response of civil society to Denmark's proposed reforms of the European Court of Human Rights.
Strengthening Access to Civil Justice with Legal Needs Surveys
This briefing paper argues that access to civil justice indicators should be included in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals measurement framework.
The Molina Theissen Trial in the Courts of Guatemala
Background information on the trial of former senior Guatemalan military officers over crimes against humanity allegedly committed against members of the Molina Theissen family in 1981.
Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee Review of Hungary
This submission to the 122nd Session of the UN Human Rights Committee highlights the impact of Hungary’s ongoing anti-NGO campaign on its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
European Union Law and Romanian Draft Law 140/2017 on Associations and Foundations
This briefing paper considers the extent to which a proposed new Romanian law on the management of civil society organizations would violate provisions of European Union law.
Options for Justice: A Handbook for Designing Accountability Mechanisms for Grave Crimes
Options for Justice assesses the record of different approaches to delivering accountability in the aftermath of conflict—and draws lessons for the design of future mechanisms.
Strategic Litigation Impacts: Torture in Custody
This study looks at how activists in Argentina, Kenya, and Turkey have sought to use the courts to secure remedies for torture victims and survivors, bring those responsible to justice, and enforce and strengthen the law.