Practitioner Guides and a companion website are tools for lawyers interested in taking patient rights cases on behalf of society’s most marginalized persons.
The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on the European Council of Ministers and Parliament to develop a strong EU Directive to guarantee the right to early access to legal representation for all people accused or suspected of crimes.
The Open Society Foundations named Kenneth H. Zimmerman as the new director of its U.S. Programs.
The Open Society Foundations announced an award of $1.5 million to a cohort of emerging and established leaders working to advance fairness and transparency in the U.S. criminal justice system.
Five international and Italian Human Rights groups are calling on the Italian government to abandon its effort to keep the 2008 "Nomad Emergency" decree alive.
The case of a German citizen wrongly seized in Macedonia and abused by the CIA in 2004 will be heard by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on Wednesday, May 16.
Une opération de renseignements échouée qui a engendré l'enlèvement à tort de Khaled El-Masri, un citoyen allemand, en Macédoine qui a ensuite été secrètement ammené en Afghanistan où il est resté pendant quatre mois en 2004, est sur le point d'être examinée par les meilleurs juges des Droits de l'Homme en Europe à la Cour Européenne des Droits de l'Homme de Strasbourg le mercredi 16 mai.
Civil society groups, including the Open Society Foundations, are urging U.S. Secretary of State Clinton to aid the Democratic Republic of Congo in bringing to justice Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged human rights abuses.
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.