Marking World Press Freedom Day, a major consultative meeting on national security and freedom of information in Eastern Africa was held in Dar es Salaam.
On April 20, 2012, Kenya’s High Court ruled that the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 violates the right to health and the right to dignity and life, and that intellectual property rights should not override these fundamental rights.
The Open Society Foundations and partner organizations have asked Secretary of State Clinton to urge Uzbek compliance with international commitments on forced child labor.
The guilty verdict in the trial of Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, at the Special Court for Sierra Leone reinforces the rule of law, both in West Africa and around the world.
The Open Society Justice Initiative is urging the member states of the Council of Europe to renew their efforts to address the serious challenges facing the European Court of Human Rights, following this week’s conference in Brighton, England on the future of the court.
The international community and Congolese government must urgently agree upon a new deal to reform the Congolese military, according to a report by 13 leading international and Congolese civil society groups.
Eleven human rights groups are urging members of the Council of Europe to support “an independent and strong” European Court of Human Rights at this week's Brighton conference.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $5 million to the Open Society Institute-Baltimore for its Accelerated Pathways Initiative, which will offer Baltimore students the opportunity to accelerate their high school careers and connect to post-secondary education and employment.
Fifteen young men have today launched a historic legal challenge to the systematic use by French police of discriminatory identity checks that disproportionately focus on people of African or Arab ethnicity.
OSIEA has learned of fraudulent job vacancy advertisements purporting to be from the Open Society Foundations in an attempt to extract money or personal information from unsuspecting applicants. The Foundations are in no way associated with or responsible for these messages.