Topic: Corruption

Litigation

Casas Chardon v. Ministry of Transportation

An anticorruption pressure group in Peru wanted access to the financial declarations of the Minister of Transport, but the authorities said the information was confidential.

Last update: September 28, 2009
Report

Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia continues to face pressing challenges that require immediate and ongoing attention, said a report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

August 2009
First page of PDF with filename: eccc_20090817.pdf
Litigation

Claude Reyes v. Chile

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is the first international tribunal to recognize a basic right of access to government information as an element of the right to freedom of expression.

Last update: April 20, 2009
Litigation

APDHE v. Obiang Family

This case before a Spanish court involves massive sums of money allegedly diverted by the President of Equatorial Guinea to buy property in Spain and the Canary Islands for his family.

Last update: February 06, 2009
Report

Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

The Cambodian government must address grave flaws in the tribunal set up to try senior members of the Khmer Rouge for crimes against humanity, warns a report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

February 2009
First page of PDF with filename: eccc_20090212.pdf
Voices

Justice, Interrupted

Recent operational and procedural irregularities risk the legitimacy of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia as a credible court of law, writes Open Society Justice Initiative's James Goldston.

December 14, 2008 | James A. Goldston
Report

Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

The Extraordinary Chambers in Courts of Cambodia must do more to address allegations of corruption at the court and protect employees who speak out about it, according to a new report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

October 2008
First page of PDF with filename: eccc_20081012.pdf
Publication

New Report by the Open Society Justice Initiative Finds Critical Needs at Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia must take urgent action to address serious challenges confronting the court, according to a report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

June 27, 2007
First page of PDF with filename: cambodia_20070627.pdf
Report

The Growing Threat of Soft Censorship

An OSI report on a new style of censorship—not entirely new, but increasingly employed around the world—is subtle, indirect, and sophisticated.

December 2005
First page of PDF with filename: threat_20051205.pdf
Report

Legal Remedies for the Resource Curse

The Open Society Justice Initiative released a report assessing the availability of legal remedies for addressing corrupt practices in the natural resource industries.

September 6, 2005
First page of PDF with filename: legalremedies_20050906.pdf
Voices

Nigeria and Death of Indignation

The transition in Nigeria from military misrule to its civilian replacement has posed challenges to all segments of Nigerian society, including the human rights advocacy community and civil society.

August 08, 2005 | Chidi Odinkalu
Report

Monitoring Election Campaign Finance: A Handbook for NGOs

The Open Society Justice Initiative has published a handbook to aid civil society groups in tracking election campaign finances and exposing corruption.

November 2004
First page of PDF with filename: Handbook_in_full.pdf
Litigation

Herrera Ulloa v. Costa Rica

The courts in Costa Rica convicted journalist Mauricio Herrera Ulloa and his newspaper ‘La Nación’ for publishing allegations that a Costa Rican diplomat was involved in illegal activities.

Last update: July 02, 2004
Report

Civilian Oversight of the Police in South Africa Mini-Conference

The Project on Strengthening Oversight of Police in South Africa, a joint initiative of the Open Society Foundation for South Africa and the Open Society Justice Initiative, held a workshop on strengthening police accountability and improving...

May 10, 2004
Report

Freedom of Information Law in Latin America

In an effort to promote laws protecting freedom of information and expression in Latin America, the Open Society Justice Initiative brought together lawyers and activists from across the Americas to develop litigation and advocacy strategies.

May 1, 2004
First page of PDF with filename: latinamerica_20040501.pdf
Report

The Rising Tide: Freedom of Information in Southeast Europe

The Open Society Justice Initiative brought together Croatian political figures, activists, and experts from throughout Europe to secure support for the creation of a Croatian freedom of information law, and to discuss the recent emergence of...

July 2003
First page of PDF with filename: croatia_20030322.pdf
Press release

New Report Calls for an Internationalized Response to Atrocity Crimes and Corruption in Mexico

A new report argues that international participation and support will be essential to combating the political obstruction and partisan interests that currently impede Mexico’s troubled justice system.

May 03, 2018
Press release

Swiss Gold Refiner Accused of Profiting from Proceeds of Corporate Pillage

A criminal complaint against a Swiss gold refiner isbased on the recognition that corporate involvement in pillage constitutes a war crime.

November 04, 2013
Press release

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.

September 16, 2010
Press release

UNESCO: Pull Obiang Prize

The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization should cancel the Obiang Prize at its next session in October 2010, said the Open Society Justice Initiative and 95 partner groups in a letter sent to UNESCO executive board members.

August 12, 2010
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