Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
The Case of Khaled el-Masri v. FYRO Macedonia
An update on the implementation of the European Court of Human Rights ruling in the case of Khaled el-Masri, a Germany national who was seized and detained in 2004 i in what was then the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and handed over to the CIA and rendered to Afghanistan.
The Use of EU Law to Protect Civic Space
This briefing paper examines how European Union law can be used to protect the fundamental rights of independent civil society groups, in the face of government encroachment.
The Trial of Bosco Ntaganda at the ICC: Sentencing
This background paper summarizes the main issues in the trial at the International Criminal Court of Bosco Ntaganda, the former Congolese rebel leader, ahead of his sentencing hearing, which runs September 17-20, 2019.
Kenya's National Integrated Identity Management Scheme (NIIMS)
Kenya's introduction of a national digital identity scheme has triggered protests from local human rights and community groups concerned with both privacy, and the scheme's impact on minority communities.
Latest Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: August 2019
This report summarizes recent developments at Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal, including the death of Nuon Chea, the publication of the second judgment against him and Khieu Samphan, and further division between the ECCC's Cambodian and international investigating judges, this time in the case against Yim Tith.
Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in Switzerland
This briefing paper, produced in partnership with TRIAL International, provides an overview of the Swiss national legal framework on universal jurisdiction.
Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in the Netherlands
This briefing paper provides an overview of the Netherlands' national legal framework on universal jurisdiction—which provides the authority to national courts to investigate and prosecute international crimes committed on foreign territory by foreign nationals.
Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in Germany
This briefing paper provides an overview of how German law and legal practice interprets the principles of universal jurisdiction with respect to international atrocity crimes.