Open Society Justice Initiative
Arguments: New Rules for the Rule of Law
James A. Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, says that the concept of the rule of law can command consensus in a divided world.
Open Society Voices
The UN Human Rights Commission has found that a 2004 French ban on religious headcoverings at public schools breached a Sikh student’s right to religious freedom.
A ruling from the European Court of Human Rights fails to require government precision in restricting supposedly dangerous anti-democratic speech.
This case challenges the arbitrary killing of Ogulsapar Muradova, a journalist and human rights activist, who was tortured and died in custody in Turkmenistan in September 2006.
A group of Kenyan civil society organizations and victims of sexual and gender-based violence have brought a case to the Nairobi High Court against six Kenyan government officials demanding accountability.
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.