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.

December 05, 2011 | Robert Varenik
Briefing Paper

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.

December 2011
First page of PDF with filename: challenges-20111212.pdf
Briefing Paper

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.

December 2011
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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.

November 29, 2011 | Taegin Reisman

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

November 28, 2011 | Marion Isobel

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...

November 23, 2011 | Tracey Gurd

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...

November 23, 2011 | Laura Bingham

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.

November 21, 2011 | Alison Cole

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.

November 16, 2011 | Alison Cole

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.

November 15, 2011 | Denise Tomasini-Joshi

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.

November 14, 2011 | James A. Goldston

Legal Power to the People

A new approach to holding governments accountable to the citizens they are supposed to serve. Call it "legal empowerment."

November 10, 2011 | Vivek Maru

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.

November 1, 2011
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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.

November 2011
First page of PDF with filename: eccc-developments-20111114.pdf

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.

November 2011 | Eric Witte
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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.

October 26, 2011 | Ken Hurwitz

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...

October 26, 2011 | Alison Cole

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.

October 20, 2011 | Tracey Gurd

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.

October 19, 2011 | Alison Cole

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.

October 17, 2011 | Sebastian Kohn
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