The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a major post-election crisis which has weakened the legitimacy of its institutions and let down millions of voters. This joint letter to EU and U.S. representatives highlights the steps needed to restore voter confidence, ensure accountability for past and ongoing abuses, and strengthen inter-Congolese political dialogue.
The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the Royal Cambodian Government to end an impasse that is threatening the future work of the Khmer Rouge tribunal.
Twenty menteachers, businessmen, writers and pastorshave been named winners of the BME Leadership Award, created to honor black men in Philadelphia and Detroit who step up to lead the community.
The case of a German citizen who was mistakenly seized in Macedonia and shipped in secret to Afghanistan for interrogation is to be heard on May 16 by the 17 judges of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.
The decision by Laurent Kasper-Ansermet, international co-investigating judge at the tribunal, properly recognizes the interests of the victims of Khmer Rouge attrocities.
The Open Society Foundations and Root Cause have launched a website for the Leadership and Sustainability Institute, a national initiative to bolster the efforts of advocates and organizations working to improve the life outcomes of black males in the U.S.
The Open Society Justice Initiative says a battle at the Khmer Rouge tribunal over the authority of a new international judge must be addressed before it does possibly fatal damage to the court.
Albania has embraced a growing regional trend by adopting significant reforms to the countrys criminal libel laws.
The Open Society Justice initiative has welcomed the first judgment of the International Criminal Court, which found Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of recruiting and using child soldiers in eastern Congo.
Human rights groups from across Cental and Eastern Europe are urging the 47 members of the Council of Europe to ensure that current discussions on reform of the European Court of Human Rights do not result in any weakening of the court's authority.