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The Open Society Foundations in Africa seek to combat negative perceptions about Africa by working with local actors to support democratic governance, criminal justice reform, natural resource regulation, independent media, and public health reform, with a particular focus on HIV and AIDS.

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Open Society Voices

New Guidelines Seek to Humanize Africa’s Justice Systems

April 25, 2016 by Stanley Ibe

A push to reform pretrial detention standards in Africa could change not only policies and practices, but attitudes as well.

The Extraordinary Journey To Bring a Murderous African Leader to Trial

April 25, 2016 by Jonathan Birchall 1

The trial of the former ruler of Chad, Hissène Habré, marks a remarkable success for international justice; it’s the first time a former African leader has been held to account for atrocity crimes before an African court.

Raising the Profile of Pretrial Detention in Africa

April 21, 2016 by Marina Ilminska, Martin Schoenteich

Many of the continent’s prison systems are in a state of crisis, burdened with overcrowding and an inability or unwillingness to protect the human rights of prisoners.

Open Society People

Regional Director for Africa
Open Society Foundations–New York
Senior Legal Officer
Open Society Justice Initiative