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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.

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Open Society Voices

Case Watch: Top Argentine Court Blazes a Trail on Online Free Expression

October 30, 2014 by Darian Pavli

In a groundbreaking judgment, the Argentina Supreme Court found that search engines are not liable for unlawful third-party content appearing in search results.

Justice in Guatemala: New Efforts, Continuing Threats

October 30, 2014 by Emi MacLean, Iris Portillo

Almost 20 years after the end of Guatemala’s bitter civil war, victims of human rights atrocities are still waiting for offenders to be brought to justice. Their quest is now at a critical crossroads.

University Law Clinics and the Growing Demand for EU Law

October 30, 2014 by Lamin Khadar

EU law affects the lives of virtually everyone living and working in the European Union, but not enough public interest lawyers specialize in this field. Clinical legal education seeks to close the gap.

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