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Open Society Voices

September 16, 2014 | by Jonathan Horowitz

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.

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September 12, 2014 | by Martin Schoenteich

Each year some 15 million people around the world spend time locked up in prison cells and detention centers while they await trial.

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September 12, 2014 | by Martin Schoenteich

Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.

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.