Topic: Rule of Law
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.
First All African Training Workshop Held in Durban
A report on the First All African Training Workshop, organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative, held at the Institute for Professional Legal Training at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.
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.
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.
Reforming Legal Aid in Lithuania
An international conference organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative and others delivered a report on reforming the legal aid system in Lithuania.
New Group to Boost Free Speech in Eastern Europe
The Open Society Justice Initiative announces the formation of the International Media Lawyers' Association, which will target restrictive media laws and promote freedom of expression across Eastern Europe.
Justice Initiatives: Legal Aid Reform and Access to Justice
The February 2004 issue of the Open Society Justice Initiative's newsletter looks at legal aid reform from several different perspectives around the world. A major focus is state-provided legal representation for indigent persons charged with crimes.
A Legal Education Clinic for Cambodia
Justice Initiative Fellow Bruce Lasky tells of his experience setting up a legal clinic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which opened in January 2004.
OSI-Supported Human Rights and Public Interest Law Fellows Retreat
Recipients of Open Society Justice Initiative-sponsored fellowships convened in Istanbul to discuss the practice and theory of human rights, present papers, and attend skills training sessions.
Combining Learning and Legal Aid: Clinical Legal Education in Africa
At the first All-Africa Colloquium on Clinical Legal Education, organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative, legal clinicians and university faculty from all over the continent came together to examine the function of legal clinics and...