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Open Society Voices

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Addresses “B2” Statelessness Challenge

November 16, 2014 | by Simon Cox

The case of Pham Minh Quang before the UK Supreme Court raises fundamental questions about the obligations of governments under the 1954 convention on eliminating statelessness.

Dominican Republic “Rage Quits” on Human Rights

November 13, 2014 | by Julia Harrington Reddy

After being found in breach of its treaty commitments, the Dominican Republic has decided to walk away from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Judicial Independence Under Threat in Guatemala

November 11, 2014 | by Emi MacLean

Recent events have shown that Guatemala’s justice system is still subject to powerful political and economic interests.

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.