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Fact Sheet: Pretrial Justice and Paralegals in Sierra Leone

The majority of Sierra Leone's prison population is in pretrial detention. To reduce the numbers, a local NGO is piloting a prorgam that provides early legal assistance to criminal defendants.

February 2013
First page of PDF with filename: Factsheet PTD Sierra Leone 02142013.pdf
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Fact Sheet: Pretrial Detention and Corruption

Locking up prisoners for extended periods while awaiting trial feeds corruption; bribes are needed for food and water, for blankets and even to see a lawyer.

February 2013
First page of PDF with filename: Factsheet PTD Corruption 02142013.pdf
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Fact Sheet: Police Shootings in Kenya

A group of individuals and civil society organizations are filing a petition in the High Court of Kenya, to compel the Kenyan government to address the police shootings that were part of the 2007/2008 post-election violence.

February 14, 2013
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-police-shootings-20130213_0.pdf
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The UN Guidelines and Principles on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems

Five reasons why the new UN Guidelines and Principles on Legal Aid are groundbreaking and progressive.

February 2013
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-un-principles-guidelines-20130213.pdf
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Timeline: The Khaled El-Masri Case

A summary of the main events in a nine year search for justice by Khaled El-Masri, the victim of a mistaken CIA counterterrorism operation.

December, 2012
First page of PDF with filename: timeline-khaledelmasri-20140411.pdf
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El-Masri and CIA 'Capture Shock'

Violence used in the extraordinary rendition of Khaled El-Masri followed guidelines developed by the CIA for intimidating suspects before interrogation.

December 11, 2012
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-captureshock-20121112_0.pdf
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Fact Sheet: Improving Pretrial Justice in Africa

Organizations across the region are working to combat excessive pretrial detention. Find out where and how.

October 2012
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-gcptj-africa-10262012.pdf
Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: The Global Campaign for Pretrial Justice

We seek to document what happens when pretrial justice systems fail, and to develop and share cost-effective ways to get them working.

October 2012
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-gcptj-overview.10262012.pdf
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