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Criminal Justice

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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Recent Work

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Solutions Summit

The Open Society Institute–Baltimore will host a summit designed to create a community-driven blueprint for the new mayor and city council to address some of Baltimore’s most intractable issues.

Briefing Paper
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: November 2016

The ECCC's Supreme Court affirmed life sentences given to the two senior surviving Khmer Rouge leaders, but severely criticized the handling of their trial.

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A Victory in France in the Struggle against Racial Bias in Policing

A ruling from France’s top civil court affirmed that the police are subject to antidiscrimination laws, and set the stage for a change in policing practices.

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Solutions Summit: Criminal and Juvenile Justice Forum

The Open Society Institute–Baltimore will host a half-day forum on issues related to criminal and juvenile justice reform in anticipation of our full-day Solutions Summit.

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The European Union Embraces a Common Approach to Legal Aid

A new directive establishes minimum standards on legal aid, and caps a successful effort to standardize criminal justice procedures across member states.

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Q&A: Zones Where No One Has Guns—Not Even the Police

What if cities carved out spaces where no one—including cops—could carry firearms?

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Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs

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The Open Society Institute–Baltimore will host a summit designed to create a community-driven blueprint for the new mayor and city council to address some of Baltimore’s most intractable issues.

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