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ICC Katanga Reparations

Judges at the ICC will determine reparations for victims of a brutal massacre that led to the conviction of Germain Katanga.

March 2017
First page of PDF with filename: Katanga Reparations Factsheet - 032317_0.pdf

Strategic Litigation Impacts: Equal Access to Quality Education

This comparative study, based on research in Brazil, India, and South Africa, assesses how the power of the litigation is being harnessed in the pursuit of adequate basic education for all.

March 22, 2017
First page of PDF with filename: strategic-litigation-impacts-education-20170322.pdf
Briefing Paper

Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: November 2016

The ECCC's Supreme Court affirmed life sentences given to the two senior surviving Khmer Rouge leaders, but severely criticized the handling of their trial.

November 2016
First page of PDF with filename: recent-developments-eccc-december-2016-20161201.pdf

The Impacts of Strategic Litigation on Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights

A summary of discussions held in June, 2016, at a conference in Nairobi, Kenya, convened by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

June 2016
First page of PDF with filename: slip-landrights-nairobi-20161014.pdf

Legal Remedies for Victims of Bribery under United States Law

The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has enabled "follow on" claims from foreign governments and others who suffer losses as a result of corrupt dealings. But many questions about the status of such claims remain open.

June 2016
First page of PDF with filename: legal-remedies-5-messick-20160601_0.pdf
Fact Sheet

2014–2019: Strengthening Arrest Rights in the European Union

This fact sheet sets out the remaining priorities for development of E.U.-wide standards on arrest and criminal procedural rights.

November 2013 | Kersty McCourt
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-strengthening-defence-rights-eu-11212013.pdf

Judging a Dictator: The Trial of Guatemala’s Rios Montt

This 56-page book includes a summary of the troubled trial of Guatemala’s former military ruler, Efrain Rios Montt, together with an English translation of key sections of the conviction.

November 2013
First page of PDF with filename: judging-dicatator-trial-guatemala-rios-montt-11072013.pdf
Briefing Paper

The Criminal Complaint against Switzerland's Argor-Heraeus S.A.

The Justice Initiative is supporting a criminal complaint against a Swiss gold refiner, which accuses the company of illegally processing gold pillaged from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

November 4, 2013
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-pillage-case-summary-11042013.pdf
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