Ninth Annual Amartya Sen Essay Prize Competition

With Global Financial Integrity and Academics Stand Against Poverty, the Global Justice Program is announcing the Ninth Annual Amartya Sen Essay Prize competition. There will be a First Prize of $5,000 and a Second Prize of $3,000; winning essays must be available for publication in Journal ASAP.

German Climate Judgment

On 29 April 2021, the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has ruled that Germany’s current climate legislation violates the country’s constitution because the limited emission reductions planned for the present leave too much of the overall mitigation effort to the next

Survival of the Fittest: Sustaining a Global, Independent Nonprofit Media Organization in the 21st Century

An opportunity to participate in the discussion among these four pathbreaking journalists. Paul Radu is co-founder and chief of innovation at OCCRP. He leads OCCRP’s major investigative projects, scopes regional expansion, and develops new strategies and technology to expose organized crime and

The Business of Private Prisons

Investigative journalist Ruth Hopkins discusses private prisons in South Africa, with Wits Justice Project journalist Edwin Naidu. They are joined by Lauren-Brooke Eisen, author of Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Columbia University Press, 2017).

Reporting on Environmental Crime

Environmental crime including poaching and forestry is worth $2 trillion in proceeds annually. Yet law enforcement globally has yet to seriously tackle the business model driving the trade which involves a network of organised crime, corporate facilitation and corrupt regimes. Bryan Christy is

Investigative Journalism: Tricks of the Trade

Friday, 9 April 2021, 11:30am EDT The importance of building, contributing to, using and promoting open source and civic technology is greater than ever in this era of surveillance. As a flood of technology shapes and rewrites the rules of economies and our personal lives, life itself becomes
Khadija Sharife and Andrew Feinstein

Exposing Corruption in the Global Arms Trade

The global arms industry has less regulation than the global trade in bananas! More than 40 percent of all global corruption originates from the global arms trade.  Poor, contradictory and weakly enforced governance systems have allowed for reporting between importing and exporting nations to