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Strategic Litigation Impacts: Insights from Global Experience

Drawing on years of field-based research, this report takes an unprecedented, empirical look at the impacts of strategic human rights litigation.

October 2018
First page of PDF with filename: strategic-litigation-impacts-insights-20181023.pdf
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Human Rights in the Context of Automatic Naturalization in Crimea

This report examines the implications for the population of the Crimean peninsula of the imposition of Russian citizenship that followed Russia’s seizure of the territory from Ukraine in 2014.

June 2018
First page of PDF with filename: report-osji-crimea-20180601.pdf
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Corruption that Kills: Why Mexico Needs an International Mechanism to Combat Impunity

This report argues Mexico needs an international response to investigate and prosecute atrocity crimes.

May 2018
First page of PDF with filename: corruption-that-kills-en-20180502.pdf
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Restrictions on Muslim Women’s Dress in the 28 EU Member States

This report maps EU laws and pending legislation restricting religious dress—specifically the headscarf and face veil worn by Muslim women.

April 2018
First page of PDF with filename: restrictions-on-muslim-womens-dress-in-28-eu-member-states-20180709.pdf
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Options for Justice: A Handbook for Designing Accountability Mechanisms for Grave Crimes

Options for Justice assesses the record of different approaches to delivering accountability in the aftermath of conflict—and draws lessons for the design of future mechanisms.

May 2018
First page of PDF with filename: options-for-justice-20180918.pdf
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Strategic Litigation Impacts: Torture in Custody

This study looks at how activists in Argentina, Kenya, and Turkey have sought to use the courts to secure remedies for torture victims and survivors, bring those responsible to justice, and enforce and strengthen the law.

November 14, 2017
First page of PDF with filename: slip-torture-corrected-20180529.pdf
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Strengthening from Within: Law and Practice in the Selection of Human Rights Judges and Commissioners

This joint report shines a light on the processes that governments use to nominate and select human rights judges and commissioners.

November 2017
First page of PDF with filename: strengthening-from-within-20171102_0.pdf
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Inhuman and Unnecessary: Human Rights Violations in Dutch High-Security Prisons in the Context of Counterterrorism

Prisoners in the Netherlands suspected or convicted of terrorism offenses face aggressive and intrusive security measures, regardless of the threat they might pose.

October 2017
First page of PDF with filename: inhuman-unnecessary-dutch-detention-english-20171027.pdf
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