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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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Digital Echoes: Understanding Patterns of Mass Violence with Data and Statistics

Patrick Ball of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group presents real-world cases of how accurately understanding patterns of violence is increasingly important to advancing rights and justice.

The Law That Helps the U.S. Stop Heinous Crimes by Foreign Militaries

The Leahy Law requires the U.S. government to withhold aid from foreign security forces that commit heinous crimes. A new guide helps human rights groups leverage the rule.

A Legal Lifeline for Communities Threatened by Resource Development Projects

Meet the volunteer legal experts ensuring that resource development doesn’t bulldoze people’s lives.

Is It Possible to Do Justice in Guatemala?

The former attorney general of Guatemala discusses whether it is possible today to change Guatemala’s culture of impunity.

Briefing Paper
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: March 2015

This review covers developments in the second trial of two surviving Khmer Rouge senior leaders, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, as well as moves by the Cambodian government to obstruct two new prosecutions.

Briefing Paper
Unfinished Business: Guatemala’s International Commission against Impunity

The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala remains an “indispensable partner” in battle against organized criminality, according to this review of the performance of the UN-backed body.