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.
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.
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.
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.
Justice Initiative Joins Calls to Defend Legacy of Guatemala's CICIG
The Justice Initiative joined over 200 organizations in a public statement, calling on Guatemala's new government to safeguard the advances of CICIG, the U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission.
European Court of Human Rights Finds Russia Responsible for Death of Whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky
The European Court of Human Rights today delivered a comprehensive rebuke to Russia over the 2009 death in pretrial detention of Sergei Magnitsky, the accountant who had previously exposed a $230m tax fraud involving officials of Russia’s powerful Interior Ministry.
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...
Angola Must Comply with United Nations Freedom of Expression Ruling
In an open letter to Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos, the Open Society Justice Initiative and INTERIGHTS called on the country to comply with its international human rights obligations.
Peruvian High Court Urged to Disclose Officials' Assets Declarations
The Open Society Justice Initiative intervened recently in a case before Peru's constitutional tribunal, urging full disclosure of the assets declarations of public officials.
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.
Cambodian Government Threatens Legitimacy of Khmer Rouge Tribunal
Ominous signs of political manipulation by the Cambodian government and a repeated failure to tackle corruption continue to plague the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, said the Open Society Justice Initiative in a report released today.
European Rights Court Seeks Answers from Russia in Magnitsky Case
The European Court of Human Rights has taken up a complaint filed by the family of Sergei Magnitsky, the whistle-blowing Russian lawyer who died in 2009 while in pre-trial detention.
Civil Society Groups Urge U.S. Caution in Equatorial Guinea Corruption Settlement
Civil society groups are calling on the U.S. to exercise caution over a possible anti-corruption settlement with Teodorin Nguema Obiang of Equatorial Guinea.
European Parliamentarians Urge Proper Investigation of Magnitsky Death
The Open Society Justice Initiative has welcomed a call from European parliamentarians for the Russia to fully investigate the death in custody of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.
Swiss Decision Undermines Efforts to End Conflict Resource Trade
A decision not to prosecute Argor-Heraus, a Swiss precious metals company that handled pillaged African gold, undermines international efforts to eliminate the illegal resource trade that fuels conflicts around the world.
Long-Awaited Agreement to Tackle Corruption at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal Contains Major Flaws
The United Nations risks jeopardizing future efforts to secure international justice unless it reconsiders a new anticorruption plan for the court in Cambodia trying senior members of the Khmer Rouge, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Report Issues Stinging Indictment of News Censorship, Abuse of Public Money, Across Latin America
Rampant government interference with press freedom threatens editorial independence and access to unbiased news in seven Latin American countries, according to a report coproduced by the Open Society Justice Initiative.