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Open Society Voices

Case Watch: Top Argentine Court Blazes a Trail on Online Free Expression

October 30, 2014 | by Darian Pavli

In a groundbreaking judgment, the Argentina Supreme Court found that search engines are not liable for unlawful third-party content appearing in search results.

Justice in Guatemala: New Efforts, Continuing Threats

October 30, 2014 | by Emi MacLean, Iris Portillo

Almost 20 years after the end of Guatemala’s bitter civil war, victims of human rights atrocities are still waiting for offenders to be brought to justice. Their quest is now at a critical crossroads.

University Law Clinics and the Growing Demand for EU Law

October 30, 2014 | by Lamin Khadar

EU law affects the lives of virtually everyone living and working in the European Union, but not enough public interest lawyers specialize in this field. Clinical legal education seeks to close the gap.

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.