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United States Announces Candidacy for UN Human Rights Council
March 31, 2009
The Open Society Institute welcomes the candidacy of the United States for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. more
Op-Ed: International Criminal Court Puts President in the Dock
Aryeh Neier
March 24, 2009
Sudan's President Bashir may be able to avoid arrest, but the charges against him have a powerful stigmatizing effect, writes Aryeh Neier, president of the Open Society Institute. more
Former FBI Director, General, Diplomat, Clergy Call for Presidential Commission on Detention, Treatment and Transfer of Detainees
Press Release
February 19, 2009
The Open Society Institute, along with 17 other human rights organizations, endorsed a statement urging President Obama to create a nonpartisan commission to investigate the detention, treatment, and transfer of detainees during the Bush administration.  more
OSI Mourns Loss of Human Rights Advocate Alison Des Forges
February 13, 2009
Des Forges was senior advisor for Human Rights Watch’s Africa division and a leading expert on Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. more
OSI Partner's Brief Links Resource Abundance and Opaque Budgeting
February 2, 2009
Analysis by the Revenue Watch Institute confirms a direct connection between resource abundance and lack of budget transparency in 22 countries considered significant oil and gas producers.  more
OSI-Supported Film About Hurricane Katrina Earns Oscar Nod
January 29, 2009
Trouble the Water, a documentary film co-directed and co-produced by OSI fellow Tia Lessin, has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary. more
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Soros Foundations Network 2007 Annual Report
A comprehensive look at OSI's 2007 efforts on issues ranging from human rights, to access to education, to freedom of information, to public health.  more
Open Society Institute: 2008 Selected Stories
December 2008
This brochure features selected stories about the efforts of Open Society Institute grantees, as well as larger issues and policies OSI is working to improve.  more
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