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Rule of Law

Rule of Law

We work internationally to develop effective and accountable justice systems. Nationally, we support and train lawyers and community paralegals, and seek to make justice accessible to all.

Recent Work

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Vetting of UN Peacekeepers: Reportage From the Ground  

This discussion focuses on the selection and vetting of United Nations peacekeepers, and how to ensure perpetrators of grave human rights violations are excluded from selection.

Voices
Case Watch: A Tale of Two European Courts

Denied access to the Court of Justice of the European Union, a Tunisian migrant worker took his case against Italy to the European Court of Human Rights.

Publication
Justice for Development: Integrating Justice and Human Rights into the Post-2015 Development Framework

In remarks delivered before the UN, James A. Goldston of the Open Society Justice Initiative argues that justice and rights must be part of new global develoment targets.

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Migrant Workers’ Access to Justice at Home: Nepal

This report is the first comprehensive analysis of how laws and institutions in Nepal succeed or fail in protecting migrant workers from harms suffered during recruitment or while working in the Middle East.

Voices
Delivering Access to Justice in the Mountains of Pakistan

Two young women talk about their decision to train as community-based paralegals in Chitral, on Pakistan's remote northern border with Afghanistan.

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How Access to Justice Is Helping Women in Northern Pakistan

Community-based paralegals are helping young women and their families use the law to resolve problems arising from “down country” marriages.