Topic: International Justice
Atrocity Crimes in Mexico Demand an Extraordinary Response
There is a “reasonable basis” to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in Mexico by both government forces and the Zetas drug cartel.
Funding Crisis Threatens to Shutter Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Court
The international community must ease the financial strain on the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia or risk impunity for atrocities committed under the Khmer Rouge.
Top European Court Demands Answers on CIA Rendition
Macedonia has become the first government called to account for its collaboration with the CIA's extraordinary rendition program before an international tribunal.
Khmer Rouge Indictments Mark Progress, Yet Tribunal's Future Uncertain
The indictment today of four former senior Khmer Rouge leaders is a major development in the struggle for justice in Cambodia. However, the court’s ultimate success is far from assured.
Khmer Rouge Tribunal to Benefit from UN Oversight
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s appointment of a UN Special Expert on the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia has the potential to revitalize the tribunal and help curb political interference.
CIA Rendition Case Reaches Top European Court
The European Court of Human Rights will consider the case of a German citizen who was kidnapped and beaten in connection with the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program, the Open Society Justice Initiative revealed today.
Open Society Justice Initiative Highlighting Complementarity and Outreach at ICC Review
The Open Society Justice Initiative is working to support the International Criminal Court at the Kampala Review Conference in four key issue areas: complementarity, outreach, NGO participation, and the crime of aggression.
UN Should Create Top Post to Aid Khmer Rouge Tribunal
Political interference, corruption, and funding shortfalls may cripple the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, states a report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s Achievements Threatened by Political Interference
An Open Society Justice Initiative report calls on the UN and the court’s donors to ensure the Cambodian government does not attempt to interfere with judicial or prosecutorial decisions.
New Anticorruption Measures at Khmer Rouge Tribunal Are Insufficient
New measures to combat corruption at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal fall short, the Open Society Justice Initiative said in a new report.
UN Fails to Address Crisis of Credibility Facing Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal
The Open Society Justice Initiative notes with dismay the recent statement by the spokesperson of Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations in New York, which failed to address the crisis of credibility facing the UN-backed Khmer Rouge...
Lawsuit Calls on European Court to Intervene in Guantánamo Death Penalty Case
The Open Society Justice Initiative has called on the European Court of Human Rights to instruct Poland to intervene by June 30 against possible capital charges for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who was tortured on Polish soil.
Joint Call on Search for Next ICC Prosecutor
The Open Society Justice Initiative has joined a call for next ICC Prosecutor to have management as well as legal expertise.
Statement on Pretrial Detention and Discrimination
Advocates including the Open Society Foundations speak out on the estimated three million people around the world behind bars awaiting trial—many of whom are from the poorest and most marginalized sectors of society.
Conference Examines Implementation of UN Human Rights Recommendations
The Open Society Justice Initiative co-hosted a conference in November on improving national-level implementation of UN human rights recommendations.
Former Khmer Rouge Leaders Found Guilty of Crimes against Humanity
The conviction on of the two most senior surviving leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime marks a historic milestone both for international justice, and for Cambodia’s effort to confront its violent past.
Continued Support is Needed for Justice in Sierra Leone
The Special Court for Sierra Leone will be the first post-Cold War international tribunal to conclude its mandate. The Open Society Justice Initiative is warning that its achievements may be undermined if pressing issues are not addressed.
African Tribunal Reinforces Nationality Rights for Children
The African Union body responsible for protecting children’s rights has urged Kenya to grant citizenship to children of its stateless Nubian minority, in a ruling that marks a victory in the battle against statelessness across the continent and beyond.
Open Society Justice Initiative Welcomes ICC Lubanga Judgment
The Open Society Justice initiative has welcomed the first judgment of the International Criminal Court, which found Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of recruiting and using child soldiers in eastern Congo.
Cambodian Government Must Confirm New Judge Now
The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the Royal Cambodian Government to end an impasse that is threatening the future work of the Khmer Rouge tribunal.