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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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Recent Work

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A Victory for the Truth about Mexico’s “Dirty War”

A ruling from Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice has given an important boost to those who want a proper accounting for abuses that included forced disappearances.

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Latin America’s Environmental Defenders Find Themselves in the Crosshairs

Of the 185 environmental activists killed worldwide in 2015, 122 were in Latin America.

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.

Briefing Paper
The Trial of Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court

Dominic Ongwen, the alleged senior leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army and a former child soldier, is charged with 70 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Briefing Paper
Witness Interference in Cases before the International Criminal Court

Research suggests that witness interference has been alleged in nearly every case before the ICC.

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Washington Must Act Now, or Risk an ICC Torture Investigation
The International Criminal Court's findings in Afghanistan underline the need for the United States to prosecute military and CIA personnel responsible for torture.