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Recent Developments in the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia: January 2019
This brief provides an update on recent decisions and outstanding issues at the Phnom Penh based tribunal that was established with international support to try those responsible for Khmer Rouge atrocity crimes.
The Election of the Next International Criminal Court Prosecutor
Potential candidates for the role of Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court should be interviewed by a committee of experts, and participate in “town hall” style meetings open to members of the public.
Legal Analysis: Hungary’s Special Tax on Migration-Related Activities
A summary legal analysis of Hungary’s law imposing a special tax on migration-related activities and financing.
Strategic Litigation Impacts: Insights from Global Experience
Drawing on years of field-based research, this report takes an unprecedented, empirical look at the impacts of strategic human rights litigation.
Submission to the UN Commission against Torture Review of the Netherlands
This submission argues that the Dutch government’s use of specialized high-security “terrorist” detention units has led to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Recent Developments in the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia: September 2018
This briefing paper summarizes the outcome of the ECCC's investigation into charges against Ao An, an 85-year-old former Khmer Rouge commander, which resulted in two competing orders from the two investigating judges.
A Community-Based Practitioner’s Guide: Documenting Citizenship and Other Forms of Legal Identity
This guide provides instructions on how to establish a community-based paralegal program to help people document citizenship and other forms of legal identity.
Legal Analysis of Hungary’s Anti-NGO Bill
This briefing paper analyzes legislation passed by the Hungarian parliament that criminalizes efforts by civil society groups to offer support to refugees and migrants.