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The Socioeconomic Impact of Pretrial Detention in Guinea Conakry

Three non-governmental organizations surveyed 105 adult pretrial detainees in two prisons to gather information on how their detention affected their socioeconomic position.

May 2013
First page of PDF with filename: ptd-snapshot-guinea-05232013.pdf
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The Socioeconomic Impact of Pretrial Detention in Ghana

A report on the impact of pretrial detention in Ghana based on a survey of the experiences of 45 adults held in Kumasi prison.

May 2013
First page of PDF with filename: ptd-snapshot-ghana-05232013.pdf
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The Socioeconomic Impact of Pretrial Detention in Sierra Leone

A report on the costs of pretrial detention in Sierra Leone, based on a random survey of 128 adults held in three prisons.

May 2013
First page of PDF with filename: ptd-snapshot-sierra-leone-05232013.pdf
Briefing Paper

Legal Tools: Early Access to Justice in Europe

Part of a toolkit on arrest rights in Europe, this “template brief” from the Open Society Justice Initiative provides lawyers with arguments and research to support litigation in domestic courts.

April 2012
First page of PDF with filename: legal-tools-early-access-20120424.pdf
Briefing Paper

Legal Tools: Arrest Rights and the Right to Information

Part of a toolkit on arrest rights in Europe, this “template brief” from the Open Society Justice Initiative provides lawyers with research on the right of suspects to obtain information during criminal proceedings.

November 2012
First page of PDF with filename: arrest-rights-brief-right-to-Information-20121021.pdf
Briefing Paper

Legal Tools: Right to Legal Aid

Part of a toolkit on arrest rights in Europe, this “template brief” from the Open Society Justice Initiative provides lawyers with research on the right to legal aid for suspects and accused persons.

April 2013
First page of PDF with filename: arrest-rights-template-legal-aid-20130412.pdf
Briefing Paper

Legal Tools: International Standards on Criminal Defense Rights

This case digest sets out relevant extracts of the ICCPR and summaries of all of the key case law interpreting those standards by the Human Rights Committee.

April 2013
First page of PDF with filename: digests-arrest rights-human-rights-committee-20130419.pdf
Briefing Paper

Legal Tools: European Standards on Criminal Defense Rights

This case digest covers all of the core procedural rights that underpin access to justice and a fair trial. It summarizes all key case law from the European Court of Human Rights.

April 2013
First page of PDF with filename: digests-arrest rights-european-court-human-rights-20130419.pdf
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