Topic: National Security and Counter­terrorism

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Rights Groups Challenge Detention without Charge or Trial in Egypt

Egypt’s administrative detention policy is being challenged before the African Commission in a case filed last month by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and the Open Society Justice Initiative.

December 14, 2010
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Rights Groups Demand Investigation of CIA's Extraordinary Rendition Program

Lawsuits against Germany, United States, and Macedonia seek justice for Khaled El Masri, a German citizen rendered to Afghanistan and tortured by the CIA, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative, who met with partner organizations in...

June 12, 2008
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Open Society Justice Initiative Applauds Torture Ruling

With Saadi v. Italy, the European Court of Human Rights has reaffirmed the European Convention ban on deporting people to countries where they are at risk of being tortured, in a decision hailed the Open Society Justice Initiative and other human...

April 15, 2008
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CIA Rendition Case Heads to Europe's Top Human Rights Judges

The case of a German citizen who was mistakenly seized in Macedonia and shipped in secret to Afghanistan for interrogation is to be heard on May 16 by the 17 judges of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.

March 30, 2012
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Lawyers for Rendition Victim Intervene in Polish Investigation of CIA Black Sites

Lawyers cooperating with the Open Society Justice Initiative have filed an application demanding that the Appellate Prosecutor in Warsaw investigate and prosecute the people responsible for Guantanamo prisoner Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri’s transfer,...

September 21, 2010
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Romania’s Role in CIA Torture and Rendition Comes Before European Court

Romania’s efforts to draw a veil over its support for the Central Intelligence Agency’s program of torture and secret rendition a decade ago will come under unprecedented scrutiny at the European Court of Human Rights.

June 20, 2016
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Lawyers Say Court Errs in Ignoring German Role in U.S. Drone Strikes

A German court erred in rejecting a legal challenge to Germany’s support for targeted killings carried out by the United States, according to lawyers for the complainant.

April 27, 2016
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New Report Details Civilian Harm from U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen

A new report from the Open Society Justice Initiative details nine cases in which civilians, including children, were killed or injured by drone attacks between May, 2012 and April, 2014.

April 13, 2015
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European Endorsement for Tshwane Principles on National Security and Right to Information

A committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has called on member states to take the Tshwane Principles into account when modernizing regulations and practices.

June 24, 2013
Advocacy update

In Light of U.N. Khashoggi Investigation, Open Society Justice Initiative Renews Calls for Accountability

A new UN report calls for the an international criminal investigation into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, underlining the importance of efforts by the Justice Initiative to secure the release of all U.S. government documents relating to the case.

June 19, 2019
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