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International Justice

The Open Society Foundations seek to reduce impunity for serious crimes by helping domestic and international tribunals conduct effective investigations, carry out fair trials, and engage victims and affected communities.

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Guatemalan Judge Faces Retaliation over Role in Genocide Trial

April 7, 2014 by Emi MacLean 1

Judge Yassmin Barrios presided over the genocide trial of Guatemala's former dictator Efrain Rios Montt. Now she is under attack by his allies.

Katanga Judgment Underlines Need for Stronger ICC Focus on Sexual Violence

March 11, 2014 by Kelly Askin 1

The conviction of Germain Katanga for war crimes is a welcome step forward. But when it comes to crimes like rape and sexual slavery, international tribunals like this one have done a poor job.

International Justice Monitor: A New Resource for Tracking Mass Atrocity Trials

March 5, 2014 by James Goldston 1

A new website builds on seven years of monitoring trials of mass atrocities, in courts from The Hague to Guatemala and Cambodia.