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Appointment of Supreme Court Judges in Mexico: International Standards and Best Practice

This briefing paper presents a summary of criteria and transparent practices for the selection of senior judges, drawing on international and national law, standards and practice.

November 2015
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-mexican-court-transparency-20150911-Eng.pdf
Briefing Paper

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
Briefing Paper

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
Briefing Paper

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
Briefing Paper

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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Justice for Development: Integrating Justice and Human Rights into the Post-2015 Development Framework

In remarks delivered at the United Nations in New York, James A. Goldston of the Open Society Justice Initiative argues that justice and rights must be part of new global develoment targets.

June 10, 2014 | James A. Goldston
First page of PDF with filename: goldston-unga-2015-06102014.pdf
Fact Sheet

Justice 2015: Measuring Justice in the Post-2015 Development Framework

How access to information, legal identity, legal participation, and legal services could be incorporated into the world's new development agenda. A primer on justice targets.

December 2013
First page of PDF with filename: measuring-justice-20140303.pdf
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Justice Initiatives: Legal Empowerment

Eight case studies look at how legal empowerment projects can reduce poverty and help people realize their rights; with a forward by George Soros.

September 2013
First page of PDF with filename: justice-initiatives-legal-empowerment-20140102.pdf
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