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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

Event
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.

Voices
For the First Time, a Woman Judge Heads the International Criminal Court

The election of Judge Silvia Fernandez as the first woman president of the International Criminal Court marks a significant step forward for the proper representation of women in the top ranks of international justice.

Voices
In Hundreds of Photos and Videos, Maidan’s Atrocities Take Shape

A trove of evidence has emerged detailing the crimes committed against Ukraine’s protesters one year ago. Now the International Criminal Court must act.

Explainer
Understanding Ukraine

Amid ongoing conflict, Ukraine’s civil society is working hard to enable reforms; support independent, accurate reporting; and help thousands of displaced people.