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Open Society Voices

April 30, 2014 | by Amrit Singh, Jessica Scholes

A wealth of evidence demonstrates that the Danish intelligence services played a key role in the killing of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki by a drone strike in September 2011.

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

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.