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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa Joins Latin American Writers in Condemning UNESCO-Obiang Prize
Prominent Latin American writers have called on UNESCO to cancel its award named for Equatorial Guinea's President Obiang.
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.
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.
UNESCO: Obiang Prize Suspended Again
The Open Society Justice Initiative and five other groups have called for UNESCO to eliminate a controversial prize that would honor Africa's longest-serving autocrat.
UNESCO Must Stop Discredited Prize
UNESCO should reject a new bid to honor Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the president of Equatorial Guinea and now Africa's longest serving ruler, with a prize in his name, a group of nine human rights organizations said today.
Public Health Community Opposes UNESCO-Obiang Prize
Public health professionals and scientists from around the world have joined with the Open Society Institute to condemn a UNESCO prize named for the dictator of Equatorial Guinea.
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.
Experts Call for Russian Electoral Reform
The misuse of state resources in Russian election campaigns was the subject of a report prepared by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the Center for Anti-Corruption Research.
Open Society Justice Initiative Cosponsor Police Reform Conference in Georgia
The need to create new institutional structures that will support democratic, professional, and effective policing in Georgia is the subject of “Policing Reforms in the 21st Century: Values, Structures, and Processes,” a major international...