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Case Digests: Human Rights Decisions of the East African Court of Justice, June 2013

Read summaries of the decisions from the East African Court of Justice from November 2007 to May 2013.

July 2013
First page of PDF with filename: east-african-court-digest-june-2013-20130726.pdf
Fact Sheet

East African Court of Justice

Learn more about the East African Court of Justice, which hears cases on violations of the rule of law, one of the fundamental and operational principles set out in the East African Community Treaty.

June 2013
First page of PDF with filename: fact-sheet-east-african-court-justice-20130627.pdf
Fact Sheet

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Learn more about the African Commission, which is tasked with promoting and protecting human rights by interpreting the African Charter and considering individual complaints.

June 2013
First page of PDF with filename: fact-sheet-african-commission-human-peoples-rights-20130627.pdf
Briefing Paper

Case Digests: UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) 2004–12

A summary of decisions and views expressed by CEDAW in the period 2011–2012.

June 2013
First page of PDF with filename: case-digests-cedaw-june-2012-20130619.pdf
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Joint Letter: Support for ECHR Grand Chamber Referral in Sinkova v. Ukraine

A joint letter from 22 organizations supporting freedom of expression, sent to support a Grand Chamber review of the ECHR’s Sinkova v. Ukraine ruling.

June 2018
First page of PDF with filename: publication-echr-sinkova-support-letter-20180612.pdf
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Human Rights Litigation Practice Notes: Legal Writing for Human Rights Claims

A guide for human rights lawyers to the preparation of persuasive claims before the regional human rights courts and United Nations Treaty Bodies.

May 2018
First page of PDF with filename: litigation-practice-note-writing-20180427.pdf
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Civil Society and the Copenhagen Declaration on Reform of the European Court of Human Rights

Remarks delivered by James A. Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, on the response of civil society to Denmark's proposed reforms of the European Court of Human Rights.

April 11, 2018 | James A. Goldston
First page of PDF with filename: james-goldston-remarks-on-copenhagen-declaration-on-reform-of-the-echr-20180411.pdf
Briefing Paper

The Molina Theissen Trial in the Courts of Guatemala

Background information on the trial of former senior Guatemalan military officers over crimes against humanity allegedly committed against members of the Molina Theissen family in 1981.

February 2018
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-molina-thiessen-20180220.pdf
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