Topic: International Justice
Rethinking Justice in Mexico: The Case of Morelos
In a country riven by violence, the Mexican state of Morelos is testing a new approach to criminal justice.
Challenges Facing the International Criminal Court: Recommendations to the Assembly of States Parties
The Open Society Justice Initiative has called on member states of the International Criminal Court to actively support efforts to bolster national justice systems' ability to prosecute international crimes.
Intermediaries and the International Criminal Court: A Role for the Assembly of States Parties
The Open Society Justice Initiative has outlined the importance of developing coherent guidelines on the use of intermediaries in International Criminal Court investigations.
Phnom Penh Notes: Khmer Rouge Leaders on Trial
For three days, Cambodians confronted their dark past. Survivors, family members of victims, and others traveled to witness the opening statements in the trial of three of the four top survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime.
From Bulgarian to Swedish: European Arrest Rights Translated
New European regulations should ensure that anyone arrested in the European Union has access to a "letter of rights" detailing their rights in all 23 official EU languages
Julek's Story: Still Waiting for an End to Czech Roma Segregation
Julek was one of 18 children who took the Czech government to the European Court of Human Rights in 1999, challenging the practice of placing disproportionate numbers of Romani children into segregated schools. Twelve years and a landmark legal...
On the Agenda in Algiers: African Children's Rights and Nationality
The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) is less than a decade old, it but its first-ever ruling on a complaint affirmed principles that are crucial to eradicating statelessness and minimizing discrimination...
Libya and the ICC: What Next?
Libya says it wants to put Saif al-Qaddafi and Abdullah al-Senussi on trial in Tripoli, rather than send them to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. But its leaders' options are constrained by their international obligations.
Forging a New Path to Gender Justice
Over the past two decades, international courts have galvanized a global movement recognizing sexual violence as an instrument of war and oppression.
Health Experts and the Deadly Risks of Pretrial Detention
Doctors and health professionals can provide a crucial voice in the effort to reduce the excessive use of pretrial detention by justice systems around the world.
UN Should Establish a Global Fund for Justice
The ICC is likely here to stay. The same cannot be said for many other arms of the system of international justice, as governments aggressively push back against institutions and regional courts whose job is to deliver justice for victims of gross abuse.
Legal Power to the People
A new approach to holding governments accountable to the citizens they are supposed to serve. Call it "legal empowerment."
Legacy: Completing the Work of the The Special Court for Sierra Leone
As the Special Court for Sierra Leone moves towards completing its mandate, this report highlights issues that require urgent attention to safeguard its achievements so far.
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: November 2011
Cambodia’s UN-backed Khmer Rouge court faces an unprecedented crisis of confidence amid allegations of judicial misconduct that require an independent investigation. This report examines the current crisis.
International Crimes, Local Justice
A practical guide to the steps needed to ensure that national justice systems have the capacity to try international crimes, alongside the work of the International Criminal Court.
U.S. Obiang Action Sends Message on Global Kleptocracy
A move by the U.S. to seize around $70m of assets held by the son of the ruler of Equatorial Guinea suggests Washington will no longer provide a safe haven for the corrupt proceeds of kleptocracy.
Justice in Libya: the Hybrid Court Option
The latest twist in the saga of the fall of the Qaddafi regime has again focused attention on the relationship between Libya and the International Criminal Court, and on the broad question of how to obtain accountability for national and...
Justice in Libya: Qaddafi's Death is Not the End of the Story
Muammar al-Qaddafi's demise only further underscores the importance and urgency of capturing the two remaining fugitives from international justice—his son, Saif al-Islam, and his head of Military Intelligence, Colonel Abdullah Al-Senussi.
Case Watch: A Setback for the Prosecution of Ratko Mladic
Judges in the war-crimes case against Ratko Mladić, the former Bosnian Serb military leader, have turned down a bid to split it into two separate trials, despite concerns over the health prospects of the accused.
Abusing Citizenship in Zambia—Again
The manipulation of citizenship laws for political purposes has long been a popular way of excluding opponents and silencing critics. In Zambia it's become all too familiar.