James A. Goldston

James Goldston is the Director of the Open Society Justice Initiative.

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The value of strategic litigation amidst rising illiberal democracies

November 20, 2018
By: James A. Goldston
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In an increasingly authoritarian world, courts are among the few spaces where ordinary people can challenge ...


Court judgements are shaking political foundations—and upholding rights

September 14, 2017
By: James A. Goldston

In Kenya, Guatemala and Brazil, courts have defied presidents and shaken up politics—is court-centric ...


Making the human rights movement great again—amidst rising nationalism

December 29, 2016
By: James A. Goldston

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


A string of departures from the ICC is ringing alarm bells

October 30, 2016
By: James A. Goldston

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


Cambodian trials offer important lessons

February 13, 2016
By: James A. Goldston

The trials in a special, internationally-backed Court in Cambodia of Khmer Rouge leaders offer important ...


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

September 22, 2015
By: James A. Goldston
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Technical legal arguments are insufficient to address growing disenchantment with the ICC. More must ...