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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

The Disappearing Trial: What’s Justice in a World with More Guilty Pleas?

Fair Trials launches The Disappearing Trial—a new report examining the global spread of trial waiver systems.

In the Crosshairs, Syria’s Doctors Are Still Saving Lives—and Bearing Witness

Chemical agents and attacks on hospitals have become horrific weapons of war in the ongoing conflict. But doctors are being trained to document atrocities like these—so that war criminals can one day be held to account.

Book Launch—Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia

Alex Cooley speaks about his new book, which explores unrecognized and unregulated links between autocratic regimes in Central Asia and centers of power and wealth throughout the West.

New Models to Combat Impunity in Latin America: The Experiences of Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras

This discussion will identify both common challenges and lessons learned regarding efforts to draw on international support in the battle against impunity in three Latin American countries.

Fact Sheet
ICC Katanga Reparations

Judges at the ICC will determine reparations for victims of a brutal massacre that led to the conviction of Germain Katanga.

Book Launch: El Tiempo de Ayotzinapa

Carlos Beristain discusses his account of the international effort to support Mexico's investigation into the forced disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero in September 2014.