Topic: Corruption


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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

October 07, 2010
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
Press release

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.

October 05, 2011
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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.

September 26, 2011
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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.

May 26, 2010
Press release

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.

March 24, 2010
Press release

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.

January 27, 2005
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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...

October 07, 2005
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