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International Justice

International Justice

The Open Society Foundations seek to reduce impunity for serious crimes by helping domestic and international tribunals conduct effective investigations, carry out fair trials, and engage victims and affected communities.

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Book Launch—Some Kind of Justice: The ICTY’s Impact in Bosnia and Serbia

Legal scholar Diane Orentlicher discusses her new book on the impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia with a panel of regional and international experts.

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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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.

Publication
A Toolkit for Drafting Complaints to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and Committee Against Torture

This manual for human rights activists and lawyers seeks to develop their skills in using litigation as one of the tools to combat torture, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment and punishment.

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Book Launch—The Peacemaker’s Paradox: Pursuing Justice in the Shadow of Conflict  

Priscilla Hayner’s new book explores the dilemmas that arise when peacemakers seem to have to choose between settling an armed conflict and holding accountable those responsible for severe human rights violations.

Voices
A New Pact to Defend Latin America’s Environmental Activists

In a region where political violence is still common, 24 countries are banding together to protect activists and fight lawlessness.

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Legal scholar Diane Orentlicher discusses her new book on the impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia with a panel of regional and international experts.