Topic: International Justice

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Guatemalan Court Ruling on Attorney General’s Term Undermines Rule of Law

Guatemala’s constutional court has moved to cut short the four year term of the country’s reforming attorney general, Claudia Paz y Paz.

February 07, 2014
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Decisions Needed Now to Ensure Fullest Possible Trial for Khmer Rouge Leaders

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal must take steps now to ensure that two surviving former leaders of the Khmer Rouge face trial for the full range of charges against them.

December 16, 2013
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UN Must Investigate Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the United Nations to investigate questions of "judicial independence, misconduct, and competency" at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

June 14, 2011
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European Parliament Slams U.S. on Guantanamo Death Penalty Case

The European Parliament called on the U.S. to give Guantanamo prisoner Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri a fair trial in accordance with international standards of the rule of law. The resolution comes on the heels of a case filed by the Open Society...

June 09, 2011
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Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Court Must Fully Investigate Case 003

The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia to ensure the fullest possible investigation into former senior Khmer Rouge commanders who are the subjects of its third proposed case.

May 03, 2011
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New Website Monitors International Criminal Court's Kenya Proceedings

The Open Society Justice Initiative has launched a website focused on International Criminal Court proceedings arising from the post-election violence that erupted in Kenya in 2007.

April 06, 2011
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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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Open Society Foundations Welcome Charles Taylor Verdict

The guilty verdict in the trial of Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, at the Special Court for Sierra Leone reinforces the rule of law, both in West Africa and around the world.

April 26, 2012
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UN Must Reconsider Commitment to Khmer Rouge Court

The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling upon the United Nations to reassess its commitment to the Khmer Rouge tribunal following the recent resignation of International Co-Investigating Judge, Laurent Kasper-Ansermet.

April 02, 2012
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Website Launches to Track Bemba Trial at International Criminal Court

The Open Society Justice Initiative announces the launch of a monitoring website to provide daily updates and expert commentary on the trial of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, who faces charges of war crimes and crimes...

November 22, 2010
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Khmer Rouge Tribunal Legacy Hinges on Final Cases

High-level war crimes cases should be tried by the UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, rather than transferred to local courts, said a report released today by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

November 10, 2010
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Statement on ICC Lubanga Appeal Decision

Today’s decision by the International Criminal Court Appeals Chamber shows that it is still possible for Thomas Lubanga to receive a fair hearing in The Hague.

October 08, 2010
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Duch Verdict Marks Milestone for Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The conviction of Kang Guek Eav (“Duch”), the former chief of a notorious Khmer Rouge prison, represents a significant step toward accountability in Cambodia and a major achievement in international justice.

July 26, 2010
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Thousands Stripped of Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

A case challenging the Dominican Republic's treatment of its citizens of Haitian ancestry was filed before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the Center for Justice and International Law.

June 01, 2010
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Open Society Institute Cautions Against ICC Review Taking on Aggression

Over 40 civil society organizations, including the Open Society Institute, are urging International Criminal Court (ICC) members to consider postponing codification of the crime of aggression in the Rome Statute beyond the June 2010 Review...

May 10, 2010
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Open Society Justice Initiative Responds to Cambodian Government Comments

The Open Society Justice Initiative Underlines its Record of Support for Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

October 13, 2011
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New Report Stresses Lessons in Shortcomings of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal

A survey of the work of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia highlights lessons for future mass atrocity tribunals that combine local and international staff and judges.

February 16, 2016
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Guatemala Recommits to Battle against Criminal Impunity

Extending the work of a UN-backed commission in Guatemala that fights corruption and organized criminality will reinforce efforts to strengthen the rule of law, the Open Society Justice Initiative said.

April 24, 2015
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Time to Acknowledge Obstruction of Khmer Rouge Prosecutions

A failure by UN and international officials to admit that the Cambodian government is now deliberately obstructing the work of the Khmer Rouge tribunal risks undermining its integrity and reputation.

March 23, 2015
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Guatemala Should Seek Renewal of UN-backed Anti-Impunity Commission

The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala is an “indispensable partner” in the battle against organized criminality and corruption, according to a new assessment from the Open Society Justice Initiative.

March 19, 2015
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