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Ethnic Profiling: Letter from Spain’s Defensora del Pueblo

Recommendations from Spain’s Defensora del Pueblo to the General Directorate of Police at the Ministry of the Interior to address ethnic profiling.

May, 2013
First page of PDF with filename: comunicacion-defensora-pueblo-20130510_0.pdf
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Arguments: New Rules for the Rule of Law

James A. Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, says that the concept of the rule of law can command consensus in a divided world.

April 25, 2013 | James A. Goldston
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Reducing Ethnic Profiling in the European Union: A Handbook of Good Practices

The nearly 100 case studies gathered in this handbook show that efforts to address ethnic profiling can reduce discrimination, and enhance the overall quality and efficiency of law enforcement.

March 06, 2013
First page of PDF with filename: reducing-ep-in-EU-12172012_0.pdf
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The Future of Cases 003 and 004 at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

This report examines the legal issues at stake in the continuing political struggle over the jurisdiction of the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia.

October, 2012
First page of PDF with filename: eccc-report-cases3and4-100112_0.pdf
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Justice in DRC: Mobile Courts Combat Rape and Impunity in Eastern Congo

Mobile gender courts have brought a measure of justice—and dignity—to rape victims and demonstrate that, with modest support, local institutions can respond even under the most challenging circumstances.

January 2013
First page of PDF with filename: justice-drc-20130114.pdf
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Joint Letter: Criminal Proceedings Against Jean-Claude Duvalier Should Continue

Five international and Haitian legal rights groups are urging the Haitian judicial authorities to press criminal charges against the country's former dictator.

December 14, 2011
First page of PDF with filename: Duvalier-Letter-20111214.pdf
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Joint Letter on EU Arrest Rights Directive

The Open Society Justice Initiative has signed a joint letter to five European justice ministers, urging them to rethink their objections to an initiative that would strengthen arrest rights across the European Union.

October 26, 2011
First page of PDF with filename: eu-arrest-letter-20111026.pdf
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Joint Letter on European Court Reform

The Open Society Justice Initiative and seven other human rights groups have advised the United Kingdom against trying to rush through reforms of the European Court of Human Rights over the next six months, while it holds the chairmanship of the...

October 26, 2011
First page of PDF with filename: uk-commission-letter-10262011.pdf
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