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Who Polices the Police? The Role of Independent Agencies in Criminal Investigations

This publication explores the efforts of independent investigative agencies to investigate and prosecute allegations of serious crimes against police and other state agents.

May 07, 2021
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Challenging Ethnic Profiling in Europe: A Guide for Campaigners and Organizers

This guide provides an international overview of how to challenge and end ethnic profiling, distilling key lessons and strategic insights learned from over a decade of work on the ground.

April 28, 2021
First page of PDF with filename: challenging-ethnic-profiling-in-europe-20210727.pdf
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Monitoring Atrocity Crimes Trials: A Guide

This guide provides guidance on observing and reporting on international criminal trials, including guidance on what to monitor, how to convey important information, and how to reach key audiences.

March 2020
First page of PDF with filename: atrocity_guide_full-03192020.pdf
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Principles and Guidelines on Protest and the Right to Information

These guidelines were drafted by the Justice Initiative and the Northern Ireland-based Committee on the Administration of Justice, in consultation with civil society groups, police professionals, and other experts, including from the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

December 2019
First page of PDF with filename: Principles-and-Guidelines-on-Protest-20191210.pdf
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Raising the Bar: Improving the Nomination and Election of Judges to the International Criminal Court

There are currently significant flaws in the way that the member states of the International Criminal Court identify and elect judges to the court, leading to the election of less-qualified candidates, and a bench dominated by a handful of states.

October 28, 2019
First page of PDF with filename: raising-the-bar-20191112.pdf
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Legal Remedies for Grand Corruption

This collection of essays explores how civil society groups have been taking innovative legal approaches to hold to account those responsible for high-level corruption, and looks at possible new strategies for the future.

June 07, 2019
First page of PDF with filename: publication-legal-remedies-grand-corruption-20190607.pdf
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A Community-Based Practitioner’s Guide: Documenting Citizenship and Other Forms of Legal Identity

This guide provides instructions on how to establish a community-based paralegal program to help people document citizenship and other forms of legal identity.

June 2018
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Joint Letter: Support for ECHR Grand Chamber Referral in Sinkova v. Ukraine

A joint letter from 22 organizations supporting freedom of expression, sent to support a Grand Chamber review of the ECHR’s Sinkova v. Ukraine ruling.

June 2018
First page of PDF with filename: publication-echr-sinkova-support-letter-20180612.pdf
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