Topic: International Justice
Rios Montt Genocide Trial: New Website Will Report on Proceedings
The Open Society Justice Initiative is supporting a website project focusing on the genocide trial of Efrain Rios Montt, the former general who ruled Guatemala in the early 1980s.
Time is Running Out for Justice at Khmer Rouge Court
The death of Ieng Sary underscores the need to avoid delays in the trial of the two remaining defendants at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge court.
The Power of Women in Advancing the Cause of Gender Justice
The presence of women on international war crimes tribunals and as advocates for gender justice has played a vital role in the gains seen in the two decades in recognizing rape as a war-crime.
Laurent Gbagbo: Summaries of ICC Confirmation of Charges Hearing
Legal arguments at the confirmation of charges hearings at the ICC in the case of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of the Ivory Coast.
Coalition on Violence Against Women and Others v. the Attorney-General of Kenya and Others
A group of Kenyan civil society organizations and victims of sexual and gender-based violence have brought a case to the Nairobi High Court against six Kenyan government officials demanding accountability.
ICC Credibility and the Case against Laurent Gbagbo
The opening of hearings in the International Criminal Court's case against Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Ivory Coast, comes at a critical time for the tribunal.
Briefing: ICC Confirmation of Charges Hearing for Laurent Gbagbo
Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Côte d’Ivoire, is accused before the International Criminal Court of crimes against humanity arising from the post-election violence of 2010–2011.
Fact Sheet: Police Shootings in Kenya
A group of individuals and civil society organizations are filing a petition in the High Court of Kenya, to compel the Kenyan government to address the police shootings that were part of the 2007/2008 post-election violence.
Citizens Against Violence and Others v. the Attorney General of Kenya and Others
More than 400 Kenyans were shot dead by police during the post-election violence in Kenya in early 2008. Victims have brought a class action constitutional case demanding accountability for the killings.
Why Violence in Africa Presents an Existential Threat
Advocates seeking a more open and democratic society in Africa have mostly failed to grasp the extent of the threat posed by violence.
Baby Doc Duvalier Must Not Evade Justice
Haiti must ensure that Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, the country’s former dictator, stands trial on charges arising from systematic human rights abuses, as required by international law.
Mali: An Attack Against History and a War Crime
The destruction of tombs and museums in Timbuktu constitute war crimes, as defined by the Rome Statute. If charges follow, they would be the first of their kind before the ICC.
Amid New Instability, a Struggle for Justice Continues in Eastern Congo
Kelly Askin has just returned from Shabouda, in the Democratic Repubic of Congo, where a mobile court continued to try rape cases, even as M23 militia attacked the provinicial town of Goma, just over 100 miles away.
European Court Complaint Challenges Russia over Death of Anticorruption Whistle-Blower
The mother of Sergei Magnitsky, the Russian anticorruption whistle-blower who died in detention in November 2009, is taking the search for justice for her son’s death to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Cases 003 and 004 will Shape the Legacy of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Court
The UN-backed tribunal remains the most appropriate mechanism for genuine and transparent justice for Khmer Rouge atrocities, according to a report from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
The Future of Cases 003 and 004 at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
This report examines the legal issues at stake in the continuing political struggle over the jurisdiction of the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia.
Diario Militar Case
In 1999, a leaked Guatemalan government death squad diary revealed details about killings conducted by the military regime. Families of some of the victims are now bringing a case to the Inter-American Court.
ICC Judges Demand More, Earlier from Prosecutor’s Office
Judges at the International Criminal Court are increasingly requiring prosecutors to deliver a fuller account of the facts of a case at the earliest stage of the legal process.
The Trial of Ratko Mladic: a Gender Crimes Perspective
Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb commander, is charged at the ICTY with genocide, including the use of rape and other forms as sexual violence as a means to destroy thousands of Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats through "serious bodily or...
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.