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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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Introducing Our New Podcast on International Justice and Human Rights  

In the first episode of Open Society’s new monthly podcast, we examine the ICC trial of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Ivory Coast.

Briefing Paper
The Trial of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé at the ICC

This 10-page briefing paper provides legal and factual background on the trial of the former president of Ivory Coast and one of his senior allies over crimes allegedly committed in 2010-11.

Briefing Paper
Dominic Ongwen at the ICC: Confirmation of Charges

Dominic Ongwen, a former military leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group, headed by Joseph Kony, is charged with 67 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

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

The Khmer Rouge tribunal has made significant progress recently, including hearing testimony related to charges of genocide in the case against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.

Briefing Paper
Establishing Performance Indicators for the International Criminal Court

This paper argues that any indicators developed by the ICC to assess its effectiveness should include operational indicators, Rome Statute system indicators, and impact indicators.

Briefing Paper
Civil Society Perspectives on Fact-finding and the International Criminal Court

Key findings from a consultation with civil society on fact-finding and the International Criminal Court.