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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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How Israel Bombs Gaza with Impunity

When innocent civilians were killed, the military absolved its soldiers of wrongdoing—or declined to investigate at all.

Torture and False Testimony Leave Mexico on a Journey to Nowhere

Mexico's official version of the disappearance of 43 students two years ago has been left profoundly tainted by the widespread use of torture.

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.