Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.
The Open Society Foundations support criminal justice reform around the world by developing alternatives to pretrial detention, broadening access to competent legal representation, and promoting new alliances for reform.
Representatives from a coalition of rights-based organizations discuss their call for a new approach to United Nations drug policy.
Recent events have shown that Guatemala’s justice system is still subject to powerful political and economic interests.
Through a grant of $50 million to the ACLU, the Open Society Foundations are making a lasting commitment to criminal justice reform in the United States.
Almost 20 years after the end of Guatemala’s bitter civil war, victims of human rights atrocities are still waiting for offenders to be brought to justice. Their quest is now at a critical crossroads.
Join OSI-Baltimore at its second Big Change forum for connecting ideas—and some key solutions already in place—to people who are committed to powerful change.
The author of a recently released Open Society Justice Initiative report on the arbitrary and excessive use of pretrial detention presents the report’s key findings and recommendations.