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Open Society Justice Initiative

Open Society Voices

Justice, Development Planning, and the Role of Regular People

December 18, 2014 | by Peter Chapman

The move toward including justice in the UN's post-2015 development agenda highlights the fundamental role of civil society—and regular people—in securing sustainable development.

Case Watch: A Step Forward in Colombia’s Struggle for Truth

December 17, 2014 | by Juliana Vengoechea

An Inter-American Court decision addresses abuses committed by the military in the aftermath of a bloody siege at Colombia’s main court building in 1985.

Access to Justice Should Be a Development Priority

December 17, 2014 | by Erna Witoelar, Alvon Palma

Indonesia should support the inclusion of justice targets in the new set of development goals being negotiated at the UN.

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.