Global Human Rights Litigation Report

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Strategic human rights litigation seeks to use the authority of the law to advocate for social change on behalf of individuals whose voices are otherwise not heard.

This report provides summaries of over 60 cases undertaken by the Justice Initiative over the past decade to defend and strengthen human rights. This work supports Open Society's wider efforts to build tolerant and vibrant democracies, whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

Our litigation work deals with discrimination, freedom of information, citizenship, freedom of expression, national criminal justice, deaths in custody and torture, international criminal justice, corruption and the human rights impact of counter-terrorist policies.