EU Must Fix Flawed Criminal Justice Systems Press Release June 24, 2010 Many people suspected or accused of crimes across Europe are unaware of their rights and routinely prevented from mounting an effective defense, according to an Open Society Justice Initiative report.
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.
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.
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.
Moving Walls 17 SLIDESHOW 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.
Muslims in Hamburg June 2010 Through engagement with policymakers and communities, this Open Society Institute report examines the political, social, and economic participation of Muslim communities living in Hamburg, Germany.