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The Open Society Foundations support criminal justice reform around the world by developing alternatives to pretrial detention, broadening access to competent legal representation, and promoting new alliances for reform.

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Strengthening Pretrial Justice: A Guide to the Effective Use of Indicators

This guide proposes a methodical approach to the development of appropriate indicators that can create a realistic picture of how a pretrial criminal justice is working.

Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit

Join Atlantic Live for a discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Atlantic cover story “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” the complicated history of the nation’s justice system, and the future of prison reform.

Violence and Impunity in Mexico: Ayotzinapa and Beyond

Experts discuss the systemic problems facing the justice system in Mexico’s Guerrero state, as outlined in a recent joint report by two Mexican human rights groups and the Open Society Justice Initiative.

Effective Criminal Defense in Latin America: New Report Launch

James L. Cavallaro of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights delivers keynote remarks at the launch of a survey of criminal defense rights in six Latin American countries.

Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: October 2015

Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal is continuing the second trial of two surviving Khmer Rouge officials, but uncertainties remain over the course of two additional cases.

Drugs and the Death Penalty

This report explores how the laws that subject drug offenders to capital punishment are inextricably linked to the international war on drugs.

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