Open Society Foundations

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 06:57
The U.S. military was too slow to realize the full cost of “civilian harm”—the military’s term for killing innocent civilians and causing political, social, and economic disruption—in its war in Afghanistan. By the end of 2008, the United States and its allies caused nearly 40 percent of all civilian fatalities, according to UN data. Afghans judged them harshly: they expected the Taliban to be brutal, but international militaries, with their technology and “precision” weapons, should not have been doing such damage.
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:29
The arbitrary and excessive use of pretrial detention around the world is a massive form of human rights abuse that affects in excess of 14 million people a year.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 00:00
Strangely and disturbingly, at least two judges from Spain's constitutional court are attending the constitutional justice conference this week in the Dominican Republic.
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 00:00
The development of digital media in Nicaragua is progressing alongside a return to repressive media policies and a clamping down on independent journalism by both the state and big business.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 00:00
Colombia’s highest court ruled that the fact that information relates to national security or international relations is insufficient on its own to prevent public access. A similar question is currently pending in Peru.