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CIA Rendition Case Reaches Top European Court
Press Release
June 14, 2010
The European Court of Human Rights will consider the case of a German citizen who was kidnapped and beaten in connection with the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program, the Open Society Justice Initiative revealed today.
Open Society Foundations Join Social Innovation Fund to Strengthen Communities and Spur Economic Growth
Press Release
May 27, 2010
As part of an effort to fight poverty in the United States, the Open Society Foundations announced a $10 million partnership with the federal government to support at-risk youth and increase economic opportunities in low-income communities.
Exposing Statelessness: Understanding the Plight of Burma's Rohingya
OSI-New York
May 27, 2010
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Using Saiful Huq Omi’s photographs and a recent report from Physicians for Human Rights as a point of departure, this panel explores the impact of statelessness on the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority in western Burma.
Open Society Institute Mourns Loss of Frederick Van Zyl Slabbert and Hadi Soesastro
May 19, 2010
Van Zyl Slabbert and Hadi Soesastro made important contributions to the development of democracy in Africa and Indonesia, respectively, and played important leadership roles in efforts to promote open societies around the world.
Torture, Rape, and Killings Pervade Nigerian Policing
Press Release
May 18, 2010
Nigeria's leadership must pay serious attention to police reform if it hopes to succeed in restoring public safety, according to a report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the Network on Police Reform in Nigeria.
The Cost of Conscience—The Hidden Challenges of Dissent in the Workplace
Center for American Progress, Washington D.C.
May 11, 2010
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Three distinguished Open Society Fellows discuss their experiences working inside large organizations with which they often had profound disagreements of conscience.
Kazakhstan Torture Case Reaches UN
Press Release
April 22, 2010
The Open Society Justice Initiative has filed a complaint before the United Nations Committee Against Torture, alleging that Kazakhstan has failed to prevent, investigate, or punish torture by police in the case of Alexander Gerasimov.
Fighting Impunity in Guatemala: The Experience of CICIG
April 20, 2010
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Featured at this Open Society Institute event is Carlos Castresana, the Spanish prosecutor who currently leads the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), an unprecedented entity that seeks to assist Guatemalan institutions in investigating and ultimately dismantling domestic illegal security apparatuses and clandestine security organizations.
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"Bad Medicine": Doctors, Ethics, and Torture
Nancy Chang
June 15, 2010
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Doctors in the United States are taught "First, do no harm." But what ethical and legal standards govern when a medical professional who works for the CIA is present when "enhanced" interrogation methods are applied to a detainee?
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War Don Don
Walter Reade Theater, New York City
June 12, 2010
This astonishing documentary about the trial of Issa Sesay at the Special Court for Sierra Leone illustrates the complexities of achieving justice and addressing a nation's traumatic past.
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Moving Walls 17
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The documentary photographs in this OSI exhibition show how power can be used as an impediment to transparency, a mechanism for social control, and a tool for oppression, while also acknowledging the strength and defiance of people who suffer as a result.
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Experiments in Torture: Evidence of Human Subject Research and Experimentation in the "Enhanced" Interrogation Program
June 2010
Physicians for Human Rights, a grantee of the Open Society Institute, has released this report revealing evidence that indicates the CIA experimented illegally on prisoners after 9/11.
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