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Rights & Justice

The Open Society Foundations advance human rights and justice around the world by advocating equality for minorities and women, supporting international war crimes tribunals, and helping institute national legal reforms to ensure freedom of information, promote sentencing alternatives, and protect the rights of criminal defendants.

Open Society Voices

From a “Situation Room,” Democracy Spreads in West Africa

October 20, 2014 by Amanda Fortier

An election-monitoring process that began in a West African hotel has gone online and across oceans, providing lessons for advocates around the world.

Breaking News No More: Life for Roma in Greece a Year after “Maria”

October 17, 2014 by Nikolia Apostolou

The story of Maria, a blonde Roma girl, made world news in 2013. A year later, what’s life like for Roma in Greece?

Trying Khmer Rouge Leaders Twice: A Guide for the Perplexed

October 17, 2014 by Heather Ryan

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal has begun a second trial on charges including genocide of two aged former Khmer Rouge senior leaders although both have already received life sentences for other crimes against humanity.

Open Society People

Executive Director
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Senior Legal Officer, National Security and Counterterrorism
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Program Director - Justice Fund
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs