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Judges’ Threat Poses New Challenge to Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal
The Khmer Rouge tribunal risks profoundly damaging its legacy to both the Cambodian people and to international justice should it agree to abandon its three remaining investigative cases.
Expert Panel Urges Members of Organization of American States to Act on Transparency at Human Rights Commission and Court
Five leading experts on the Inter-American human rights system have called on regional governments to take concrete steps to make the selection and election of judges and commissioners more open.
After Long Struggle, Kenya’s Nubian Minority Secures Land Rights
The Kenyan government has granted security of land tenure to the country's Nubian minority in Nairobi's Kibera neighborhood—following a campaign that included both human rights litigation and community activism.
Discriminatory Police Stops Brought before European Court of Human Rights
The Open Society Justice Initiative has filed two separate applications this month before the European Court of Human Rights that challenge racially-discriminatory police stops in France and Spain.
Independent Experts Assess Candidates for Inter-American Human Rights Commission
The six national nominees competing this June for three vacant positions at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will be assessed by an independent panel of experts.
European Court of Human Rights Rules in Favor of Bangladeshi Migrant Workers in Greek Abuse
Europe's human rights court has ordered Greece to pay 42 irregular migrant workers over half a million euros in damages, in the first ruling of its kind on forced labour.
Kyrgyzstan Accepts UN Human Rights Committee Ruling with Compensation Award
Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court has for the first time awarded compensation in line with the findings of the UN Human Rights Committee, in the case of a man who was killed in police custody.
With Askarov Case, Kyrgyzstan Belies Pledges to End Torture and Uphold the Rule of Law
Azimjan Askarov, a 66-year-old human rights defender, remains in prison serving a life sentence, despite manifest and profound shortcomings in the handling of his case.