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Case Digests: Recent Remedies Decisions from the European Court of Human Rights

This digest sets out summaries of decisions of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to awards of individual and general measures under Article 46 from January 2013 to December 2014.

July 08, 2015
First page of PDF with filename: case-digests-echr-remedies-2013-2014-20150708.pdf
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Case Digest: Abuse of Detainees in Russia: Article 3 ECHR

This briefing paper summarizes 49 recent decisions delivered by the European Court of Human Rights relating to the prohibition of torture and degrading treatment (Article 3) within the Russian Federation.

June 2015
First page of PDF with filename: case-digest-abuse-detainees-russia-article-3-echr-20150622.pdf
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Case Digests: Human Rights Decisions of the East African Court of Justice, May 2015

Summaries of 18 decisions taken by the East African Court of Justice affecting the rule of law and human rights, taken between May 2013 and February 2015.

May 2015
First page of PDF with filename: case-digests-eacj-20150526.pdf
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Unfinished Business: Guatemala’s International Commission against Impunity

The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala remains an “indispensable partner” in battle against organized criminality, according to this review of the performance of the UN-backed body.

March 2015
First page of PDF with filename: cicig-report-english-20150319.pdf
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Briefing: Survivors of Sexual Attacks in Kenya Seek Justice for Post-Election Violence

A petition before the High Court of Kenya seeks to compel the government to address sexual and gender based violence that occurred during the 2007/2008 post-election period.

February 20, 2013
First page of PDF with filename: sgbv-kenya-20130219.pdf
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European Court Reform: National Implementation of the Interlaken Declaration

This briefing presents the views of civil society on the the implementation of rulings of the European Court of Human Rights in seven states: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.

October 2012
First page of PDF with filename: echr-reform-implementation-10232012.pdf
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Building on the Complementarity Consensus

The Open Society Justice Initiative is proposing steps to the members of the International Criminal Court that would strengthen their ability to try international crimes domestically.

October 15, 2012
First page of PDF with filename: complementarity-asp-10152012.pdf
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The Global Legal Empowerment Initiative

The UN Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor estimates that four billion people live outside the protection of the law. The Open Society Foundations are working to strengthen and expand access to the law for all.

September 2012
First page of PDF with filename: glei-description-092712.pdf
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