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Briefing Paper

Electing the Next Judges of the International Criminal Court: Principles and Essential Skills

This briefing paper outlines the steps member states should prioritize during the elections of six new judges to the International Criminal Court to ensure the highest caliber candidates are elected.

October 17, 2020
First page of PDF with filename: electing-the-next-judges-of-the-icc-10-17-2020.pdf
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The Right to Health Care in Prison during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This legal brief for legal practitioners and advocates details the international legal framework that governs the duty of states to protect the health and life of incarcerated persons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 2020
First page of PDF with filename: brief-access-to-health-care-in-prisons-07082020.pdf
Fact Sheet

What is Ethnic Profiling?

Ethnic profiling takes place when law enforcement targets people not because of what they have done, but who they are. This fact sheet outlines the impact that the discriminatory practice has on people's lives in Europe.

April 2020
First page of PDF with filename: profling-20200403.pdf
Report

The Recording of Police Stops and Toolkit for the Analysis of Police Identifications

These toolkits seek to provide an overview of best practices regarding the recording of police stops, routine interactions between officers and the public, and the analysis of this data to improve policing.

March 2020
First page of PDF with filename: toolkit-for-the-analysis-of-police-identifications-20200302.pdf
Briefing Paper

Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in Norway

The principle of universal jurisdiction allows national courts to investigate and prosecute international crimes committed on foreign territory by foreign nationals. This briefing paper provides an overview of Norway's legal framework on universal jurisdiction and was produced in partnership with TRIAL International.

January 2020
First page of PDF with filename: universal-jurisdiction-law-and-practice-norway.pdf
Briefing Paper

Kenya's National Integrated Identity Management Scheme (NIIMS)

Kenya's introduction of a national digital identity scheme has triggered protests from local human rights and community groups concerned with both privacy, and the scheme's impact on minority communities.

March 2020
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-kenya-niims-03232020.pdf
Report

Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia: January, 2020

A ten-year deadlock over efforts to prosecute former Khmer Rouge senior officials for atrocity crimes is entering its final stages, after the ECCC pre-trial chamber split on whether to proceed with the trial of Ao An.

January, 2020
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-eccc-recent-developments-20200109.pdf
Publication

Principles and Guidelines on Protest and the Right to Information

These guidelines were drafted by the Justice Initiative and the Northern Ireland-based Committee on the Administration of Justice, in consultation with civil society groups, police professionals, and other experts, including from the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

December 2019
First page of PDF with filename: Principles-and-Guidelines-on-Protest-20191210.pdf
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