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Comments on the Draft Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism

This document was submitted to the Council of Europe's Committee on Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Related Issues, with comments on the Additional Protocol of the Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism.

March 24, 2015
First page of PDF with filename: comments-coe-terrorism-protocol-20160217.pdf

Performance and Perception: The Impact of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia

The Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia is conducting the most ambitious prosecution for mass atrocity crimes since 1949. This report examines its achievements and its shortcomings.

February 2016
First page of PDF with filename: performance-perception-eccc-20160211.pdf

Standing Doctrine and Anticorruption Litigation: A Survey

A brief overview of the application of the doctrine of legal standing in a number of jurisdictions, and its implications for private anticorruption litigation.

February 2016
First page of PDF with filename: legal-remedies-2-20160202.pdf

Fair and Effective Police Stops

This report provides a roadmap for combating ethnic profiling in police work, drawing on reform efforts by five police departments in Spain.

February 2016
First page of PDF with filename: fair-effective-police-stops-20160208.pdf

Strengthening Pretrial Justice: A Guide to the Effective Use of Indicators

This guide proposes a methodical approach toward developing and deploying empirically based indicators to identify exemplary and problematic pretrial practices.

January 2016
First page of PDF with filename: indicators-pretrial-eng-20160205.pdf
Briefing Paper

The Trial of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé at the ICC

This 10-page briefing paper provides legal and factual background on the trial of the former president of Ivory Coast and one of his senior allies over crimes allegedly committed in 2010-11.

January 2016
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-gbagbo-FINAL-20160121 (1).pdf
Briefing Paper

Dominic Ongwen at the ICC: Confirmation of Charges

Dominic Ongwen, a former military leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group, headed by Joseph Kony, is charged with 67 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

January 2016
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-ongwen-icc-confirmation-charges 20160120_0.pdf

Joint NGO Submission on Implementation of European Court Judgments

A submission by the Open Society Justice Initiative and other human rights groups to the Council of Europe working party on reform of the European human rights system.

December 11, 2015
First page of PDF with filename: joint-letter-brussels-declaration-20151211.pdf
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