The Open Society Justice Initiative and Physicians for Human Rights are gravely concerned about the health of Azimjan Askarov, currently serving a life sentence in Kyrgyzstan following a manifestly unfair trial.
The Open Society Documentary Photography Project announces recipients of its 2011 organizational grants.
The grants support photographers to take an existing body of work on a social justice or human rights issue and devise an innovative way to use it as a tool for social change.
A diverse and dynamic group of practitioners have been selected to receive Open Society Fellowships. The group includes activists, scholars, and journalists, as well as a lawyer and a playwright.
Visiting Burma in his capacity as a philanthropist and supporter of open society around the world, Soros met with a range of people involved in the reform process, including President U Thein Sein and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Open Society Justice Initiative joins the Kazakhstan International Bureau on Human Rights and the Rule of Law in welcoming the release from prison under a broad government amnesty of its director Yevgeniy Zhovtis.
Several organizations, including the Open Society Foundations, have filed an amicus brief to argue that the Fair Sentencing Act should apply to all sentencing proceedings.