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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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Finalistas al Cargo de Secretario(a) Ejecutivo(a) de Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Mientras la Comisión Interamericana se preparaba para elegir a su nuevo Secretario Ejecutivo, esas charlas presentaron una oportunidad de escuchar a los candidato(a)s y de participar en una discusión con la sociedad civil.

Roundtable with Finalists for Executive Secretary of Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

As the Inter-American Commission prepared to elect a new executive secretary, this roundtable offered a rare opportunity to hear from the candidates themselves and engage in a moderated discussion with civil society.

How the Israeli Military’s “Justice” System Shields an Illegal Occupation

The farcical process not only fails to achieve justice for Palestinians killed or harmed by Israeli soldiers—it lends a sheen of false legitimacy to the occupation itself.

Mexico’s Crisis of Impunity  

The latest episode of our Talking Justice podcast examines Mexico’s search for accountability for atrocities carried out not just by criminal gangs but by federal and state forces.

Confronting Crimes against Humanity in Mexico  

Mexico faces a deep national crisis of atrocity and impunity: extraordinary action is needed to address these crimes, and to strengthen the criminal justice system.

Undeniable Atrocities: Confronting Crimes against Humanity in Mexico

This report argues there is a “reasonable basis” to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed against civilians in Mexico over the past decade.