The newly appointed international investigating judge at the Khmer Rouge tribunal must be free to work without the political interference that has increasingly threatened the court’s credibility.
A decision from the UN Committee against Torture underlines widespread concerns about the use of torture by police in Kazakhstan.
New research from six countries found that stop-and-search practices by the police are making sex workers less likely to carry condoms, said the Open Society Foundations.
The European Court of Human Rights is pressing Poland for information and documents in the case of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi national who was imprisoned and tortured at a secret CIA detention center on its soil.
New research reveals that Muslims in Waltham Forest have a stronger sense of local identity than national identity, according to a new report.
The Open Society Justice Initiative welcomed the UN decision, which reaffirms essential protections for the five million children around the world who have no citizenship anywhere.
The Open Society Justice Initiative has joined 12 other groups in urging the European Commission to come forward with promised proposals to set common minimum standards for pretrial detention across the EU’s member states.
The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Slovenia to compensate thousands of people who were “erased” from its list of permanent residents after Slovenia gained independence from Yugoslavia two decades ago.
The European Union has introduced a Strategic Framework for Human Rights and Democracy, an Action Plan for its implementation, and a proposal for a new EU Special Representative for Human Rights.
Human rights organizations including the Open Society Foundations are calling on the president of Equatorial Guinea to take concrete steps to respect human rights, address corruption, and improve transparency.