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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.
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.
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Families Repairing a Broken Juvenile Justice System
Luisa Taveras
July 2, 2010
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Gina Womack of Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children, a grantee of the Open Society Foundations, talks about the organization and its work.
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Diversion through Collaboration: Reducing School Referrals to Court in Birmingham, Alabama
OSI-Baltimore
July 13, 2010
Family Court Judge Brian Huff discusses his approach to juvenile justice and school safety issues. This event is the second in a series examining models of collaboration between law enforcement officials and public schools.
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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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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.
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