James Goldston

Executive Director, Open Society Justice Initiative at Open Society Foundations

James Goldston

James Goldston

Executive Director, Open Society Justice Initiative at Open Society Foundations

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James A. Goldston is the executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, which advances the rule of law and rights protection worldwide through advocacy, litigation, research, and the promotion of legal capacity. A leading practitioner of international human rights and criminal law, Goldston has litigated several groundbreaking cases before the European Court of Human Rights and United Nations treaty bodies, including on issues of counterterrorism, racial discrimination, and torture.

Goldston previously served as coordinator of prosecutions and senior trial attorney in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court.

He was also the legal director of the Budapest-based European Roma Rights Centre; director general for human rights of the Mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe; and prosecutor in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he focused on organized crime.

Goldston is a graduate of Columbia College and Harvard Law School. He has taught at Columbia Law School, NYU Law School and Central European University.

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Trustee/President, Chief Executive Officer at Open Society Institute

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Chief Financial Officer at Open Society Foundations

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Founder at Open Society Foundations

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President-Executive Offices at Open Society Foundations

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Founder at JS Capital Management LLC

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General Counsel, Secretary at Open Society Institute

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Distinguished Fellow at Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy

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Director-Baltimore Community Fellowships & Initiatives, US Programs at Open Society Foundations

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President at Open Society Foundations

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General Counsel at Bill Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

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Executive Director, Open Society Justice Initiative at Open Society Foundations
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The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. They seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check. They help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. They implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. They build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.

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James Goldston is affiliated with Open Society Institute, Open Society Foundations

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