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Public Opinion Survey of California Ethnic Groups
February 24, 2004
According to a multilingual poll funded by OSI and the JEHT Foundation, California ethnic groups support alternative sentencing and other reforms to a system they believe favors the rich and powerful. more
A Crucial Case for the International Criminal Court
James A. Goldston and Chidi Anselm Odinkalu
Feb. 27, 2004
In an opinion piece in the International Herald Tribune, the Open Society Justice Initiative's executive director and senior legal officer for Africa argue that international perceptions of the ICC’s credibility will be affected by the way its prosecutor handles the Uganda case.  more
Controlling Iraq's Skies: The Secret Sell-Off of Iraq's Air Industry
February 9, 2004
A report from OSI's Iraq Revenue Watch warns that secret deals allegedly approved by the American-led Coalition Provisional Authority could hand power to oligarchs and jeopardize the viability and openness of the Iraqi air industry.  more
Openings for Framing a Progressive Foreign Policy
January 2004
Advocates of progressive alternatives to current U.S. foreign and national security policy face a series of opportunities to get a better and broader hearing for their issues, according to new research sponsored by OSI and conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. more
Suppose We Had a Real Democracy in the United States? A Time for Imagination
Gara LaMarche
Feb. 3, 2004
In a speech at the University of California at Irvine, OSI Vice President and Director of U.S. Programs Gara LaMarche discussed why he thinks the country's democratic system is severely flawed and offered suggestions to improve it. more
OSI Awards More Than $1.5 Million Nationwide to Winners of 2004 Soros Justice Fellowships
The 22 Soros Justice Fellows include distinguished scholars, journalists, the longest tenured death row inmate to be freed, advocates, lawyers, and community leaders—all working to restore fairness and discretion to the U.S. criminal justice system.  more
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Illicit Drug Policies and the Global HIV Epidemic
March 2004
Commissioned by the HIV/AIDS Task Force of the Millennium Project, this report examines the intersection of global and national drug policy and HIV trends.  more
Guidelines for Laws Affecting Civic Organizations
A revised and enlarged edition of a book that establishes standards for domestic laws around the world that permit, protect, and regulate civic organizations.  more
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OSI Forum: A Hundred Little Hitlers
OSI-New York
Feb. 2, 2004
Elinor Langer, a former OSI Individual Project Fellow, discussed her recently published book about the murder of an Ethiopian immigrant by white skinheads in Portland, Oregon in 1988. Also on the panel were Todd Gitlin, a writer who focuses on culture and politics, and OSI President Aryeh Neier. more
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A sampling of links to other organizations, both nonprofit and for-profit, that provide information and resources related to OSI's work. more
George Soros
Founder and chairman of the Open Society Institute and Soros foundations network. more
OSI Statement on George Soros’s Political Activities
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