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Fact Sheet

What is Pretrial Justice?

What does a functioning pretrial justice system look like? This fact sheet lays out in simple graphic terms the main steps towards ensuring proper protection of detainee rights.

November 2013
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2014–2019: Strengthening Arrest Rights in the European Union

This fact sheet sets out the remaining priorities for development of E.U.-wide standards on arrest and criminal procedural rights.

November 2013 | Kersty McCourt
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-strengthening-defence-rights-eu-11212013.pdf
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Discrimination in German Schools

A summary of key facts that point to a structural problem with discrimination against children of migrant families in Gemany's schools

November, 2013
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Fact Sheet

East African Court of Justice

Learn more about the East African Court of Justice, which hears cases on violations of the rule of law, one of the fundamental and operational principles set out in the East African Community Treaty.

June 2013
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African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Learn more about the African Commission, which is tasked with promoting and protecting human rights by interpreting the African Charter and considering individual complaints.

June 2013
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African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Learn more about the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, a judicial body that delivers binding judgments on compliance with the African Charter.

June 2013
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ECOWAS Community Court of Justice

Learn more about the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice, which has accepted the submission of individual complaints for human rights violations since 2005.

June 2013
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The Tshwane Principles on National Security and the Right to Information: An Overview in 15 Points

A 15-point summary of the Tshwane Principles, which address the question of how to ensure public access to government information without jeopardizing legitimate efforts to combat national security threats.

June 2013
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