New Surprises Bedevil the Charles Taylor Trial
Alpha Sesay
March 2, 2011
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First a lawyer in the dock. Now a missing judge. The strange gets stranger at the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Judge Mathis Looks at Life After Prison
Mindy Tarlow
March 2, 2011
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Judge Mathis, who is himself formerly incarcerated, focused an episode of his show on the critical role of employment for those with criminal convictions, their families, and communities.

Out in the Cold: Vetting for Nationality in Kenya
Sebastian Kohn
March 1, 2011
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In Kenya, secret government edicts ensure that millions face discrimination when they try to secure access to nationality and basic rights. But a new case before the High Court in Mombasa is chipping away at the practice.

UN Takes Historic Action Against Qaddafi
Kelly Askin
February 28, 2011
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Like Sudan's Bashir before him, Libya's Qaddafi will now have to contend with a possible International Criminal Court investigation.

Roma Education: What Is and What Ought to Be
Bernard Rorke
February 28, 2011
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Will anti-Roma hate-mongering drown out EU attempts to create equal access to quality early childhood education and care?

Social Media and Expanding Public Discourse in Armenia
Khatchig Mouradian
February 25, 2011
blog BLOG  
Armenia offers a case in point in how social media is exerting quiet yet significant influence in broadening public discourse.

Why Are Women Shut Out of Egypt's Constitutional Committee?
Hanan Rabbani
February 25, 2011
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In the wake of the January 25 revolution, dozens of Egyptian organizations have decried the absence of women on Egypt's Constitutional Committee, the body tasked with ensuring rights and proposing amendments to the country's constitution.

Saving the Gingerbread Houses of Port-au-Prince
Farah Hyppolite
February 25, 2011
blog BLOG  
A year after the earthquake, in a place where many continue to live in tents, why rebuild the gingerbread houses of Haiti?

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Why the Katanga Trial Matters
Kelly Askin
February 20, 2011
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Although the war-crimes trial of Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui has received scant attention so far, it represents a major success story for international justice and for victims in the Congo.

Providing Insight: A Look into Organized Crime
OSI-Washington, D.C.
March 2, 2011
At this event cohosted by the Open Society Foundations, the creators of Insight, a new website that focuses on organized crime in Latin American and the Caribbean, present the site's features and functions.

The 92 Percent: Life Under the Junta in Burma�s Chin State
OSI-Washington, D.C.
March 3, 2011
A panel discussion cohosted by the Open Society Foundations and Physicians for Human Rights examines forced labor and human rights violations in Burma's Chin State.

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HIV Testing and Human Rights: Resources and Fact Sheets
January 2011
HIV testing is an important part of a comprehensive approach to HIV prevention and treatment, if it is provided in a way that respects basic human rights. However, there is growing evidence that in many countries women and marginalized groups are subjected to HIV testing practices that put them at risk of discrimination, and even violence.

Putting Complementarity into Practice
January 2011
This Open Society Justice Initiative report addresses major hurdles to prosecuting international crimes in the context of three countries: Kenya, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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