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.

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Open Society Voices

Case Watch: Lithuanian Farmers Argue that a Blockade is not a Riot

November 21, 2014 by Amy Strand

A European court case involving a peaceful, but disruptive, demonstration by angry Lithuanian farmers has implications for the right to protest across Europe.

To Stem Violence, States Must Recognize Trans Identities

November 20, 2014 by Anna Kirey

When governments hinder trans people from obtaining documents that match their gender, trans people may face outing, harassment, and violence.

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Struggles with Pham Statelessness Conundrum

November 19, 2014 by Simon Cox

Details emerged during a UK Supreme Court hearing of secret British discussions with Vietnam, aimed at securing the deportation of a Vietnamese-born an alleged al-Qaida associate, who had been stripped of UK citizenship.

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