Topic: International Justice

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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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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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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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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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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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Urgent Action Needed on Rules for Khmer Rouge Tribunal

In an open letter to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the Open Society Justice Initiative and other civil society group urge the court to adopt internal rules of procedure that satisfy international standards for the holding...

March 05, 2007
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Urgent Action Needed on Rules for Khmer Rouge Court

Urgent action is needed to ensure the timely adoption of rules to govern the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.

January 29, 2007
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Khmer Rouge Court Session Highlights Need for More Active International Engagement

Setbacks at a meeting of judges and staff at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia last week highlighted the challenges facing the tribunal, the Open Society Justice Initiative reports.

November 28, 2006
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Ta Mok's Death Underscores Need for Prompt Khmer Rouge Trials

The death last Friday of Ta Mok, the notorious butcher of Cambodia's killing fields, highlights the urgency of effective prosecutions by the war crimes court which launched operations this month in Phnom Penh, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.

July 24, 2006
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Human Rights Organizations Call for Dissemination of East Timor Report

An open letter to Kofi Annan cosigned by 12 human rights groups, including The Open Society Justice Initiative, expresses concern that that the report of the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste has not yet been...

March 24, 2006
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Open Society Justice Initiative Condemns Arrests of Human Rights Activists in Sudan

The Open Society Justice Initiative condemns the arrest of human rights and prodemocracy activists in Khartoum on Sunday, January 22, 2006.

January 24, 2006
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Nigerian Court Paves the Way for War Crimes Victims' Suit Against Charles Taylor

A federal high court judge upheld a lawsuit to lift the asylum granted to former Liberian ruler and warlord Charles Taylor by the Nigerian government, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.

November 02, 2005
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Nigeria Says Taylor Cannot Stay If Terms of Asylum Violated

War criminal and former Liberian president Charles Taylor cannot remain in Nigeria if he is shown to have interfered in Liberian and regional politics, a representative of Nigeria’s government said at an OSI-sponsored event at the UN.

May 19, 2005
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Inter-American Court Should Affirm Right to Nationality Without Discrimination

The Open Society Justice Initiative submitted an amicus curiae brief with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to uphold the international prohibition on racial discrimination in access to nationality.

April 18, 2005
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Open Letter to UN: Urgent Need for an Effective Resolution on Darfur

OSI's Justice Initiative and seven other human rights organizations sent an open letter to the UN Secretary-General and the members of the UN Security Council, urging a more robust resolution to end the violence in Darfur, Sudan.

March 18, 2005
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International Groups Welcome Progress in Guatemalan Genocide Trial but Criticize Delaying Tactics

Nine international human rights and legal groups have welcomed the resumption of the Guatemalan trial of Efraín Ríos Montt, the former military dictator, for genocide and crimes against humanity.

May 09, 2013
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