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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

Success Starts in the Classroom for Somalis in Leicester

September 17, 2014 by Jawaahir Daahir

Somali pupils in Leicester—host to one of the largest UK Somali communities—have demonstrated the biggest improvement in school attainment among many minorities. This is a testament to the city’s integration success story.

Case Watch: European Human Rights Court “Accommodates” Wartime Detention Law

September 16, 2014 by Jonathan Horowitz

In a ruling on the UK military’s detention of an Iraqi in 2003, the court further defines the relationship between human rights and the laws of war.

Justice Denied

September 12, 2014 by Martin Schoenteich

Each year some 15 million people around the world spend time locked up in prison cells and detention centers while they await trial.

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

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