Topic: Corruption

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UNESCO Warned on Obiang Probe Risk

Open Society Justice Initiative and other groups raise questions about source of funding for prize that would honor Africa's longest-ruling autocrat.

September 29, 2011
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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.

August 11, 2008
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Open Society Justice Initiative Urges Release of Khmer Rouge Court Audit

The United Nations Development Program must make public the full audit report on personnel management at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.

September 28, 2007
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Baby Doc Duvalier Must Not Evade Justice

Haiti must ensure that Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, the country’s former dictator, stands trial on charges arising from systematic human rights abuses, as required by international law.

February 06, 2013
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Human Rights Commission Asked to Uphold Right to Information in Chile

The Open Society Justice Initiative and three partner organizations Tuesday urged the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to uphold the right to information in a case against Chile.

February 23, 2005
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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.

February 24, 2009
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Corruption Allegations at Khmer Rouge Court Must Be Investigated Thoroughly

Corruption allegations leveled at Cambodian judges and court officials at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia must be investigated thoroughly, writes the Open Society Justice Initiative.

February 14, 2007
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Swiss Criminal Investigation Targets War Crime of Pillage

Swiss prosecutors are investigating the alleged illegal trade of minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, following a complaint filed by TRIAL International and the Open Society Justice Initiative.

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Open Society Justice Initiative Welcomes Landmark Obiang Kleptocracy Settlement

A settlement in the first U.S. anti-kleptocracy case to target the family of a sitting head of state will yield $30 for people of Equatorial Guinea.

October 10, 2014
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UN Must Investigate Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the United Nations to investigate questions of "judicial independence, misconduct, and competency" at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

June 14, 2011
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Freedom of Information Act Signals Consolidation of Nigeria’s Democracy

Long-awaited legislation will aid anticorruption, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public institutions, and support justice, stated the Open Society Foundations and partners.

May 31, 2011
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UNESCO Suspends Dictator Prize After Global Protest

The Open Society Justice Initiative and its partners welcomed UNESCO’s decision today to suspend, indefinitely, the prize funded by and named after President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea.

October 21, 2010
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UNESCO: End Alliance with Corrupt Dictator

UNESCO should conduct a full investigation into funding for a prize sponsored by Equatorial Guinea's President Obiang, said the Open Society Justice Initiative and advocacy partners.

May 10, 2010
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Open Society Justice Initiative Welcomes Legal Move on Assets of Equatorial Guinea's Obiang Family

The US Justice Department has initiated a legal action that targets a $35 million mansion in Malibu, California, owned by the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea.

October 14, 2011
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Open Society Justice Initiative Responds to Cambodian Government Comments

The Open Society Justice Initiative Underlines its Record of Support for Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

October 13, 2011
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More Writers, Activists and Scientists Oppose UNESCO-Obiang Prize

Eighteen more prominent writers, activists, and scientists have joined a call for UNESCO to definitively kill a proposed science prize honoring Teodoro Obiang, the autocratic president of Equatorial Guinea.

October 03, 2011
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Justice Initiative Urges Top-Level UN Engagement in Cambodia

The Open Society Justice Initiative has urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a senior-level advisor to lead UN participation in the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

February 12, 2010
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Spain Investigates President of Equatorial Guinea for Laundering Oil Money

After thirty years of corrupt rule in Equatorial Guinea, Spanish courts are finally taking a serious look at what the ruling family does with the nation's oil wealth, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.

August 03, 2009
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European Court Complaint Challenges Russia over Death of Anticorruption Whistle-Blower

The mother of Sergei Magnitsky, the Russian anticorruption whistle-blower who died in detention in November 2009, is taking the search for justice for her son’s death to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

October 17, 2012
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