The Open Society Global Criminal Justice Fund seeks to strengthen civil society engagement in the protection of the rights of criminal defendants and in confronting the overuse of pretrial detention. The fund supports civil society efforts to build networks, share experience, and identify new strategies for criminal justice reform.
The Global Criminal Justice Fund provides support to national campaigns that combine monitoring, legal defense and advocacy to catalyze new policy debates. The fund also supports linkages between national efforts and international and regional partners to develop centers of expertise, exchange best practices, and explore failures. Priority is given to projects in countries where there are deteriorating conditions of detention and evidence of pervasive discrimination within the system.
- Understanding the Scope of the Problem
- Ensuring Access to Justice
- Making the Case for Reform
- Building Links to Regional and International Debates
- those countries where the need is greatest, and where due process rights intersect with questions of equality and human dignity.
- experience and build partnerships beyond their own borders in order to contribute to learning and the development of good practice.
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