Topic: International Justice
Human Rights Commission Asked to Uphold Right to Information in Chile
The Open Society Justice Initiative and three partner organizations Tuesday urged the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to uphold the right to information in a case against Chile.
Human Rights Groups Demand Commission Remedy Timor Justice Failures
In a letter to the UN, six human rights groups, including the Open Society Justice Initiative, called for the creation of an international commission of experts to review the prosecution of serious human rights violations committed in Timor-Leste.
Nomination of United Nations Experts Marks Step Forward for Khmer Rouge Tribunal
The nomination by the United Nations of international legal experts to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia is a major advance toward the establishment of the tribunal that will try Khmer Rouge leaders, according to the Open...
Open Society Justice Initiative Commends Ruling on Prisoners' Rights in Kazakhstan, Calls for Investigation of Torture
A ruling by Kazakhstan's Constitutional Council overturning a legal provision limiting the rights of prisoners who protested against widespread torture in prison is a step in the right direction, but authorities must investigate prisoners'...
Open Society Justice Initiative Calls on Khmer Rouge Court to Fix Human Resource Problems
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia must address serious flaws in hiring and other personnel practices, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Open Society Justice Initiative Urges Release of Khmer Rouge Court Audit
The United Nations Development Program must make public the full audit report on personnel management at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Corruption Allegations at Khmer Rouge Court Must Be Investigated Thoroughly
Corruption allegations leveled at Cambodian judges and court officials at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia must be investigated thoroughly, writes the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Swiss Criminal Investigation Targets War Crime of Pillage
Swiss prosecutors are investigating the alleged illegal trade of minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, following a complaint filed by TRIAL International and the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Dates Announced for Trial of Anwar R., Syrian Official Accused of War Crimes
The most important Syria atrocity trial to date is scheduled to begin in Germany on April 23, 2020. The accused is Anwar R., a former high-ranking Syrian official who will stand trial for crimes against humanity.
Justice Initiative Calls for Accountability for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Syria
The Justice Initiative has co-signed a letter calling on European member states, prosecutors with jurisdiction over crimes committed in Syria, and other decision-makers to ensure access to justice for survivors of systemic sexual and gender-based violence during the Syrian civil conflict.
Cambodia Must Cooperate with New Khmer Rouge Prosecution Process
The Open Society Justice Initiative is urging Cambodia to stand by its commitments to the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal, where new charges have been brought against two former senior leaders of the organization.
Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal Must Protect Suspects’ Rights
The Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia must protect the rights of suspects in the investigation of two cases that have not yet come to trial.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...