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OSI Forum: Blakely, the Kennedy Commission, and Beyond
The National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
September 14, 2004
In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that has called into question the constitutionality of the federal sentencing guidelines, and many state laws, OSI's Watching Justice project and the Constitution Project hosted a panel discussion on the future of U.S. sentencing policies. more
OSI Statement on International Lottery Scams
September 8, 2004
The Open Society Institute has recently learned of an e-mail fraud that has apparently misappropriated the trademarked name “Soros Foundations Network” in service of a purported “lottery.” The Soros Foundations Network and OSI are in no way associated with or responsible for this “lottery” and find it reprehensible that the Network's name is being deliberately misused in this fashion.  more
Zimbabwe’s Despot Watches His People Starve
Aryeh Neier
August 17, 2004
In an International Herald Tribune op-ed, OSI's president urges increased international pressure on Robert Mugabe, whose racist and demagogic policies are killing large numbers of Zimbabweans. more
Racial Discrimination in the Administration of Justice
August 2004
A brief submitted by OSI's Open Society Justice Initiative to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination prior to the opening of its 65th session. more
A Cry for Human Rights and the Law: A Review of Unpopular Cases for Lawyers
Stephen Rickard
August 7, 2004
In a speech at the ABA's annual meeting, the acting director of OSI-Washington, D.C. discussed the legal and social ramifications of the U.S. government's antiterrorist policies after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. more
Local Governance Brief: Environmental Justice
Summer 2004
The Summer 2004 issue of the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative's newsletter explores environmental justice—the fair distribution of environmental benefits and harms—in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.  more
more news & announcements
Turkey in Europe: More than a Promise?
September 6, 2004
A report, released by the OSI-supported Independent Commission on Turkey, that examines the challenges and opportunities presented by Turkey’s possible membership in the European Union. more
Open Society News: Shedding Light on the Fight against HIV/AIDS and TB
Spring-Summer 2004
The spring-summer 2004 issue of OSN, the Soros foundations network newsletter, describes the challenges and evolving approaches to providing care and compassion to those living with HIV/AIDS as well as members of marginalized groups at risk for HIV infection, such as prisoners and drug users. more
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Moving Walls 9: A Group Photography Exhibition
Six series are presented: four focus on war and its aftermath (in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, and Israel/Palestine), one concerns low-income U.S. mothers, and one profiles a boy's journey from Honduras in search of a better life.  more
OSI Forum: Children of Promise, Children of Incarcerated Parents
OSI-New York
June 15, 2004
Elizabeth Gaynes and Emani Davis discussed the work of the Osborne Association, the World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child, and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. more
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Resource Links
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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