Over 30 national and regional initiatives have been launched to prosecute mass atrocity crimes since the early 1990s. A comprehensive new survey looks at the lessons learned.
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Despite its place in the country’s constitution, the right to peacefully protest in South Africa is often abridged. Here’s what the civil society group Right2Protest is doing to end this injustice and protect this key right.
Al-Quds University’s Community Action Center’s Munir Nuseibah explains how a scholarship helped take his career as a human rights advocate to the next level—and inspires his work to help other Palestinians do the same.
A new report by the Open Society Justice Initiative offers an unprecedented overview of strategic human rights litigation around the world, and offers eight lessons for success.
A summary legal analysis of Hungary’s law imposing a special tax on migration-related activities and financing.
Drawing on years of field-based research, this report takes an unprecedented, empirical look at the impacts of strategic human rights litigation.
When the Law Doesn’t Rule identifies seven ways in which political control is exerted over the judiciary, prosecution, and police in Serbia, and how systemic weaknesses in the exercise of the rule of law are being exploited.