Topic: Criminal Justice

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Legal Aid Law Adopted in Moldova

The Moldovan parliament voted unanimously to approve a new legal aid law developed by a working group which benefited from extensive consultations with the Open Society Justice Initiative.

July 30, 2007
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New Legal Aid Law Adopted in Georgia

A new legal aid law adopted in Georgia introduces a full-fledged model of public defenders as legal aid providers, a development praised by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

June 26, 2007
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Urgent Action Needed on Rules for Khmer Rouge Tribunal

In an open letter to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the Open Society Justice Initiative and other civil society group urge the court to adopt internal rules of procedure that satisfy international standards for the holding...

March 05, 2007
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Urgent Action Needed on Rules for Khmer Rouge Court

Urgent action is needed to ensure the timely adoption of rules to govern the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.

January 29, 2007
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Khmer Rouge Court Session Highlights Need for More Active International Engagement

Setbacks at a meeting of judges and staff at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia last week highlighted the challenges facing the tribunal, the Open Society Justice Initiative reports.

November 28, 2006
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Ta Mok's Death Underscores Need for Prompt Khmer Rouge Trials

The death last Friday of Ta Mok, the notorious butcher of Cambodia's killing fields, highlights the urgency of effective prosecutions by the war crimes court which launched operations this month in Phnom Penh, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.

July 24, 2006
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Open Society Justice Initiative Calls for a Fair Trial in Kyrgyzstan

The Open Society Justice Initiative demands a fair trial for Zulkhumor Tokhtanozarova, who is being held on charges of theft which she is believed to have confessed to under torture.

June 30, 2006
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Experts on Pretrial Detention Gather in Mexico

“Lasting Change in Pretrial Detention: Recent Experiences in a Global Context,” a two day workshop hosted by the Open Society Justice Initiative, brings together criminal justice practitioners and researchers from eight countries to compare...

June 21, 2006
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Nigerian Court Paves the Way for War Crimes Victims' Suit Against Charles Taylor

A federal high court judge upheld a lawsuit to lift the asylum granted to former Liberian ruler and warlord Charles Taylor by the Nigerian government, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.

November 02, 2005
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United Nations Human Rights Committee Finds Angola Infringed Freedom of Expression

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has ruled that Angola violated the freedom of expression of a journalist, who was jointly represented by Interights and the Open Society Justice Initiative before the committee.

June 01, 2005
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Lithuanian Parliament Revamps Legal Aid

A new law in Lithuania establishes countrywide system of legal assistance for the poor, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.

January 20, 2005
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Council of Europe Parliamentarians Endorse Tshwane Principals

The Open Society Justice Initiative welcomes the endorsement by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) of the Global Principals on National Security and the Right to Information.

October 02, 2013
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