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East African Court of Justice

Learn more about the East African Court of Justice, which hears cases on violations of the rule of law, one of the fundamental and operational principles set out in the East African Community Treaty.

June 2013
First page of PDF with filename: fact-sheet-east-african-court-justice-20130627.pdf
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African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Learn more about the African Commission, which is tasked with promoting and protecting human rights by interpreting the African Charter and considering individual complaints.

June 2013
First page of PDF with filename: fact-sheet-african-commission-human-peoples-rights-20130627.pdf
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African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Learn more about the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, a judicial body that delivers binding judgments on compliance with the African Charter.

June 2013
First page of PDF with filename: fact-sheet-african-court-human-peoples-rights-20130627.pdf
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ECOWAS Community Court of Justice

Learn more about the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice, which has accepted the submission of individual complaints for human rights violations since 2005.

June 2013
First page of PDF with filename: fact-sheet-ecowas-court-justice-20130627.pdf
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Joint NGO Statement: Protocol 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights Must Not Result in a Weakening of Human Rights Protection

Ten human rights and law groups are calling on members of the Council of Europe to ensure that a new protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights does not weaken its protections.

June 25, 2013
First page of PDF with filename: echr-protocol15-joint-statement-06272013.pdf
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From Rights to Remedies: Structures and Strategies for Implementing International Human Rights Decisions

This report explores the challenge of making rights real by examining how human rights decisions and recommendations made by international bodies are implemented at the national level.

June 2013 | Christian De Vos
First page of PDF with filename: from-rights-to-remedies-executive-summary-20130605.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
First page of PDF with filename: goldston-aba-ruleoflaw-04242013.pdf
Fact Sheet

Justice 2015: How Justice Impacts Development

Justice is recognized by scholars, practitioners, and governments as having a positive effect on development. This fact sheet outlines how support for justice has aided progress on the current Millennium Development Goals.

March 2013
First page of PDF with filename: fact-sheet-justice-impacts-development-2015-20130319.pdf
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