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Implementing ECHR Protocol 16 on Advisory Opinions
This legal briefing provides a summary of some of the proposed changes to the Rules of Procedure of the European Court of Human Rights intended to implement Protocol 16 to the Convention on advisory opinions.
Against the Odds: CICIG in Guatemala
The UN-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala offers a potentially powerful example of how to reinforce the rule of law in states beset by corruption and violence.
The Trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba at the ICC
This briefing paper reviews the legal issues in the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba at the ICC, including arguments put forward by the prosecution and defense.
Anti-Corruption Litigation in the Supreme Court of India
An examination of the role of India's Supreme Court in NGO efforts to expose and punish corruption involving high-ranking government officials.
Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi at the ICC
Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi (Abu Tourab) is charged with the war crime of intentionally directing attacks against religious and historic monuments in Timbuktu, Mali.
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.
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.
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.