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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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Options for Justice: A Handbook for Designing Accountability Mechanisms for Grave Crimes

Options for Justice assesses the record of different approaches to delivering accountability in the aftermath of conflict—and draws lessons for the design of future mechanisms.

Incitement on Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes  

Richard Ashby Wilson joins a panel of legal experts to discuss his new book, which explores how hate-filled media campaigns can fuel mass atrocities, and whether international law can hold those responsible to account.

Who Picks the Judges? On International Tribunals, Secrecy Too Often Prevails

A new report looks at the often opaque processes surrounding the selection of judges and commissioners for human rights tribunals in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

The Collapse of Cambodian Democracy and the Khmer Rouge Tribunal  

Join the Open Society Justice Initiative for a discussion of the options for the international supporters of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal, as Prime Minister Hun Sen further consolidates his power.

The United States’ Vital Role in the UN Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council is one of the most important entities in the human rights community, as well as one of the principal means through which the United States influences human rights policy worldwide.

Briefing Paper
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: June 2017

This briefing paper analyzes a proposal from the two co-investigating judges to put a permanent stay on their investigations in the court’s three outstanding cases.