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International Justice

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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Recent Work

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An ICC Investigation of Possible War Crimes in Palestine Could Benefit All Involved

The White House and Israel both oppose the court taking a role in the region, but the process holds tangible rewards for all parties.

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Film Screening: Justice and the Generals

This film tells the 20-year saga of the search for justice in the rape and murder by military forces of four American churchwomen in El Salvador. A post-screening discussion will focus on recent developments in the case.

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Using Transparency to Strengthen the Inter-American Human Rights System

This event features a presentation on the work of a new panel of experts monitoring the forthcoming election of new members to the Inter-American region’s human rights commission and court.

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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.

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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.

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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.