James A. Goldston

James A. Goldston is the executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative. Find him on Twitter: @JamesAGoldston.

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Climate litigation through an equality lens

By: James A. Goldston
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Applying an equality lens to climate litigation is not just the right thing to do; it’s also more effective.

The value of strategic litigation amidst rising illiberal democracies

By: James A. Goldston
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In an increasingly authoritarian world, courts are among the few spaces where ordinary people can challenge power, voice dissent, and apply independent scrutiny.

Court judgements are shaking political foundations—and upholding rights

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In Kenya, Guatemala and Brazil, courts have defied presidents and shaken up politics—is court-centric advocacy one of the few remaining avenues to legitimately ...

 

Making the human rights movement great again—amidst rising nationalism

By: James A. Goldston

As angry rhetoric and illiberal nationalism soars globally, the human rights movement needs clear thinking rather than sudden shifts.

A string of departures from the ICC is ringing alarm bells

By: James A. Goldston

Three African states have pulled out of the ICC with other departures in the works, putting ICC legitimacy in crisis.

Cambodian trials offer important lessons

By: James A. Goldston

The trials in a special, internationally-backed Court in Cambodia of Khmer Rouge leaders offer important lessons to those pursuing accountability for crimes against ...

 

The key to ICC success: widening the reach of international justice

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Technical legal arguments are insufficient to address growing disenchantment with the ICC. More must be done to extend the reach of international justice to the ...