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Criminal Justice

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

Event
Open Society Institute–Baltimore 20th Anniversary with Vanita Gupta
The first of three special events marking Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s 20th Anniversary.
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Talking About Race: Mothers of the Movement Speak

A town hall discussion will be led by mothers who have lost children to police and gun violence.

Voices
Mexico’s Criminal Justice System Is Failing: It’s Time for a New Vision of Reform

Human rights advocates, as well as a diverse collection of artists and policymakers, are calling on the government to seek international support in order to reinvigorate a discredited justice system.

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Film Screening and Discussion—RBG: A Documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This documentary film examines the personal journey of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to the nation’s highest court.

Report
Corruption that Kills: Why Mexico Needs an International Mechanism to Combat Impunity

This report argues Mexico needs an international response to investigate and prosecute atrocity crimes.

Voices
Rotterdam’s Top Cop Wants to Strip Fashionable Young Black People

With his dog-whistle statements about young people, one of the Netherlands’ top law enforcement authorities has reminded the world that police must take responsibility for maintaining good relations with their communities.

Upcoming Events

Jun
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The first of three special events marking Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s 20th Anniversary.