Category Archives: Barriers to justice

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Malabo Protocol: what are the implications?

In June 2014, the African Union adopted the Malabo Protocol and called on AU member states to sign and ratify it. The Protocol extends the jurisdiction of the – yet to be established – African Court of Justice and Human Rights (ACJHR) to try crimes under international law and transnational crimes. What are the legal and institutional implications of this proposal?

ECHR Court

Amicus Curiae on Access to Court for Allegations of Torture

Submissions to the ECHR as Amici Curiae by Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists on the interpretation of the right of access to court under article 6(1) ECHR, and in particular relating to limitations on access to court to claim redress for torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment committed outside the jurisdiction of the State.

Srilankan women ask for justice

“Only Justice Can Heal Our Wounds”: Enforced Disappearance in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, Enforced Disappearance has touched every community – spanning time, geography, ethnicity, religion, and class. There has been virtually no accountability for these grievous crimes. Read and download the latest Amnesty International’s report on this topic.