Open Society Justice Initiative
Justice for Development: Integrating Justice and Human Rights into the Post-2015 Development Framework
In remarks delivered before the UN, James A. Goldston of the Open Society Justice Initiative argues that justice and rights must be part of new global develoment targets.
Open Society Voices
Each year some 15 million people around the world spend time locked up in prison cells and detention centers while they await trial.
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.
There are an estimated 3.3 million people in jails around the world awaiting trial, or the finalization of a trial, at any one time—roughly a third of the world’s prison population. Many don’t need to be there.
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.
The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling for an investigation into the role Polish authorities played in this extraordinary rendition case.