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Open Society Voices

April 7, 2014 | by Emi MacLean | 1

Judge Yassmin Barrios presided over the genocide trial of Guatemala's former dictator Efrain Rios Montt. Now she is under attack by his allies.

April 1, 2014 | by Robert Varenik

Denying pretrial release to suspects, regardless of the potential threat, has become a favored strategy for politicians eager to present themselves as "tough on crime".

Litigation

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.

European Court of Human Rights
Status: Active

Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer, died in pretrial detention after being denied essential medical care, in retaliation for exposing a $230m fraud involving senior Interior Ministry officials.