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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.

June 16, 2017
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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.

June 06, 2017
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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.

June 05, 2017
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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.

May 23, 2017
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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.

April 02, 2017
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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.

March 30, 2017
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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.

March 20, 2017
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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.

February 21, 2017
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