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Rule of Law

We work internationally to develop effective and accountable justice systems. Nationally, we support and train lawyers and community paralegals, and seek to make justice accessible to all.

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Grand Corruption Without Borders: U.S. Commitment to Responsible Assets Repatriation

Two panels of experts discuss how repatriation of stolen assets to states ruled by authoritarian and kleptocratic regimes is problematic.

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Impacts of Strategic Litigation on Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights

A conversation launches an Open Society Justice Initiative report that draws on interviews with community members, litigators, and activists from Kenya, Malaysia, and Paraguay.

Voices
After the Earthquake, Nepal Can Build a Better Future for All

Listening to the voices of those most affected is vital for successful reconstruction after the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake.

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Strategic Litigation Impacts: Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights

This comparative study examines the ways indigenous communities in Malaysia, Paraguay, and Kenya and their advocates are using litigation in an effort to defend their rights and win compensation.

Voices
Finding a Way Out of Legal Limbo in the Dominican Republic

Community-based paralegals are helping people of Haitian descent secure the legal identity documents that affirm their citizenship.

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Talking About Race—Rethinking Crime and Punishment in Black America: A Conversation with James Forman Jr.  

Yale legal scholar and former public defender James Forman Jr. talks about his new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.