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Fact Sheet

Legal Aid in Ireland

This fact sheet summarizes the legal representation available to detainees and defendants who cannot afford their own defense lawyer in Ireland.

April 2015
First page of PDF with filename: eu-legal-aid-ireland-20150501.pdf
Report

Death by Drone

The U.S. has secretly been using drones to conduct targeted killings in Yemen since 2002. Using on-the-ground research, this report details civilian casualties caused by nine such attacks, carried out between 2012 and 2014.

April 2015
First page of PDF with filename: death-drones-report-eng-20150413.pdf
Report

Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: March 2015

This review covers developments in the second trial of two surviving Khmer Rouge senior leaders, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, as well as moves by the Cambodian government to obstruct two new prosecutions.

March 2015
First page of PDF with filename: eccc-march-2015-20150323.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
Briefing Paper

Lawyer at the Police Station Door: How REPLACE Provides Legal Aid in Nigeria

This 12-page illustrated brochure summarizes the successes achieved by a project that used duty solicitors to give detainees in Nigerian police stations early access to legal advice.

March 2015
First page of PDF with filename: pretrial-justice-brochure-nigeria-20150316_0.pdf
Briefing Paper

Innovative Efforts, Proven Results: How Timap for Justice Provides Legal Aid in Sierra Leone

This 12-page illustrated brochure summarizes the successes achieved by a community paralegal project in Sierra Leone that focused on providing front-line legal aid to pretrial detainees.

March 2015
First page of PDF with filename: pretrial-justice-brochure-sierraleone-20150316.pdf
Briefing Paper

The Trial of Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui: The Appeal Judgment

Background on the first appeal ruling at the International Criminal Court to involve a prosecution challenge, in the case of Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui.

February, 2015
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-ngudjolo-appeal judgment-021815_0.pdf
Briefing Paper

Legal Aid in Europe: Minimum Requirements under International Law

This briefing paper summarizes the current minimum international legal standards on the right to legal aid, drawing on European human rights law and global principles and standards.

April 2015
First page of PDF with filename: ee-legal-aid-standards-20150427.pdf
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