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Rights & Justice

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

Clearing a Path to Justice in Nigeria

September 29, 2014 by Chuck Leung

In Nigeria, nearly 70 percent of prisoners have not been convicted; detainees spend an average of over three years awaiting trial. A photographer investigates this vast waste of human life.

Mexico’s Federal Prosecutor Must End Secrecy over San Fernando Massacres

September 25, 2014 by Jesse Franzblau, Emi MacLean

Under Mexico’s new information laws, the federal prosecutors are not allowed to keep files on human rights abuses secret.

Time to Close the Circle: Development Needs Justice

September 23, 2014 by James Goldston

UN member states are launching negotiations on global development goals for 2015-30. It is time to include targets for justice.

Open Society Jobs

Budapest
Deadline: October 5, 2014
Budapest
Deadline: October 5, 2014

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