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Kenya's National Integrated Identity Management Scheme (NIIMS)

Kenya's introduction of a national digital identity scheme has triggered protests from local human rights and community groups concerned with both privacy, and the scheme's impact on minority communities.

March 2020
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-kenya-niims-03232020.pdf
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Legal Analysis: Hungary’s Special Tax on Migration-Related Activities

A summary legal analysis of Hungary’s law imposing a special tax on migration-related activities and financing.

November 2018
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-paper-hungary-special-tax-analysis-20181114.pdf
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Legal Analysis of Hungary’s Anti-NGO Bill

This briefing paper analyzes legislation passed by the Hungarian parliament that criminalizes efforts by civil society groups to offer support to refugees and migrants.

June 2018
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-hungary-lexngo-update-20180705.pdf
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European Union Law and Romanian Draft Law 140/2017 on Associations and Foundations

This briefing paper considers the extent to which a proposed new Romanian law on the management of civil society organizations would violate provisions of European Union law.

February 2018
First page of PDF with filename: romania-legal-briefing-20180205.pdf
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Joint Submission on International Standards for Regulating the Use of Force

A submission to the Human Rights Committee from the Open Society Justice Initiative and four other rights groups on the interpretation of human rights law on the use of force.

November 01, 2017
First page of PDF with filename: hrc-joint-submission-force-20171101.pdf
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Implementing ECHR Protocol 16 on Advisory Opinions

This legal briefing provides a summary of some of the proposed changes to the Rules of Procedure of the European Court of Human Rights intended to implement Protocol 16 to the Convention on advisory opinions.

March 2016
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-echr-protocol-16-20160322.pdf
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The Application of the “Significant Disadvantage” Criterion by the European Court of Human Rights

An overview of the application by the European Court of Human Rights of the “significant disadvantage” criterion for admissability introduced by Protocol 14 in 2010.

November 2015
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-echr-significant-disadvantage-20151120.pdf
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Summary of ECHR Judgments Presented to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

Summaries of 26 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights presented to the ministerial committee that oversees the implementation of the court's rulings.

November 20, 2015
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-summary-echr-judgment-com-20151120.pdf
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