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Open Society Voices

September 25, 2014 | by Jesse Franzblau, Emi MacLean

Under Mexico’s new information laws, the federal prosecutors are not allowed to keep files on human rights abuses secret.

September 23, 2014 | by James Goldston

UN member states are launching negotiations on global development goals for 2015-30. It is time to include targets for justice.

September 16, 2014 | by Jonathan Horowitz | 1 comments

In a ruling on the UK military’s detention of an Iraqi in 2003, the court further defines the relationship between human rights and the laws of war.

Litigation

UN Human Rights Committee
Status: Active

A survivor of the May 2005 massacre in Andijan, Uzbekistan, accuses the Uzbek authorities of subjecting him to torture and illegal detention in 2003 and 2004.

European Court of Human Rights
Status: Active

The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling for an investigation into the role Polish authorities played in this extraordinary rendition case.