The International Human Rights Fact-Finding Guidelines (The Lund-London Guidelines) were produced by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in 2009. The Guidelines are a useful tool for NGOs and all individuals and organisations engaged in human rights fact-finding and reporting, providing guidelines for ensuring accuracy, objectivity, transparency and credibility to fact-finding visits and reports. Guidelines are currently available in English, Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish.
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The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) sends impartial international observers to attend hearings to assess the independence of the legal profession. The practice of sending trial observers is well established within the international community. It aims to ensure the right to a fair and public trial through the impartial administration of justice and the proper functioning of the court. This principle is established in several international and human rights instruments, such as Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
This Practitioner’s Guide provides the prospective trial observer with practical advice on how to carry out a trial observation. It outlines the various criteria and operational aspects that need to be borne in mind when preparing for, and conducting, a trial observation. It also provides a systematic overview of the international norms and standards relating to fair trial and due process in criminal proceedings.
A report that seeks to provide a frank and accurate assessment of the technical aspects of the Government of Bahrain’s implementation of its 2nd Cycle UPR recommendations. It assesses the effect of the implementation in resolving the major political and human rights challenges that exist, thereby also evaluating efforts to implement the spirit of the recommendations.
This program from Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) takes complaints on behalf of individual victims of human rights abuses to the Special Procedures of the United Nations.
The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) is a non-profit organisation focusing on advocacy, education and awareness for the calls of democracy and human rights in Bahrain. BIRD works by engaging with victims of human rights abuse in Bahrain to provide them recourse to aid and justice. We also engage with key international actors…
This report provides the most detailed published account to date of criminal investigations into many specific brigades and battalions responsible for large numbers of alleged false positive killings, lays out the now substantial evidence that senior army officers were responsible for many of the killings, and assesses the obstacles that so far have impeded such officers from being held accountable. Based on an extensive review of criminal case files, judicial rulings, and data on prosecutors’ investigations into false positives; witness testimony, much of it previously unpublished; and our interviews with more than 40 prosecutors, witnesses, victims’ family members, and lawyers, among others.
This report informs about human rights defenders situation in Colombia. It recommends that the international community “prioritize, in its dialogue with the Colombian government, the insistence that the Colombian government implement effective means to protect human rights defenders” and in order to put an end to these attacks.
International Democracy Watch (IDW) shines a light on campaigns of transnational civil society for the strengthening and the democratization of international institutions. It also promotes networks, illustrating their objectives and the outcomes achieved by global and local mobilizations.