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HeinOnline, a product of William S. Hein & Co., Inc., is pleased to announce the release of its newest database, Open Society Justice Initiative.

AUGUST 20, 2021

To honor our core value of corporate citizenship, Hein is offering this newest collection of materials free of charge to its core American and international subscribers, and to the libraries of any other interested organizations or institutions. Furthermore, this database joins our other complimentary resources (Slavery in America and the WorldGun Regulation and Legislation in America, and Civil Rights and Social Justice) in our Social Justice Suite, a perpetually free research package.

For more information, visit https://home.heinonline.org/open-society-justice-initiative/.

To register for institutional access to the Social Justice Suite, visit https://home.heinonline.org/social-justice-suite-registration/

About the Open Society Justice Initiative

The Open Society Justice Initiative, part of the Open Society Foundations, was established in 2003 to provide expert legal support for Open Society’s broader mission and values through strategic human rights litigation and other legal work. The Justice Initiative publishes reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets exploring and advocating on issues of human rights and justice. Beyond its publications, the Justice Initiative represents individuals before domestic and international human rights tribunals. Its advocacy work targets national and regional policymakers and governments to advance human rights and the rule of law, and it supports local, national, and international efforts to expand access to justice.

Open Society Foundations were founded by George Soros and are the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights. Today, the Foundations fund groups and projects in more than 120 countries.

About the Database

The Open Society Justice Initiative database brings the Justice Initiative’s scholarship to HeinOnline, providing access to works published by the Justice Initiative in HeinOnline’s fully searchable, image-based format. Unique to this collection is the ability to search by Publication Type, a publication identifier assigned by the Justice Initiative to each of its publications, which organizes their works into the following types: Briefing Paper; Publication; and Report.

This database, consisting entirely of never-before-available titles to HeinOnline, will be updated yearly as new publications are released by the Justice Initiative.

About HeinOnline

HeinOnline is a premier online research database that provides comprehensive coverage from inception of nearly 3,000 multidisciplinary periodicals, essential government documents, international treaties and trials, case law, and much more. Composed of image-based PDFs and available at an affordable price, the wealth of material allows academic institutions, government agencies, law firms, court systems, corporations, and other organizations access to authoritative, true-to-print digital material without the hassle or cost of using multiple research databases. Furthermore, subscriptions to HeinOnline consistently increase in value without added cost as HeinOnline adds daily, weekly, and monthly content while continuously incorporating new artificial intelligence tools for easier research. More information about HeinOnline is available here: home.heinonline.org. 

About William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

William S. Hein & Co., Inc. is a leading publishing company that has been serving the law library community for 100 years. Hein is a highly respected publisher of original legal publications, a major reprinter of legal classics and out-of-print United States Government Printing Office documents, and the world’s largest distributor of legal periodicals. Over the past few years, the company has expanded its services into academic, public, government, and corporate libraries, becoming one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary publishers. More information about William S. Hein & Co., Inc. is available here: wshein.com.

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William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
Getzville, NY 14068
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