European Court of Human Rights finds against Russia in the Beslan case

European Court of Human Rights finds against Russia in the Beslan case - Apr 13 2017

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russian authorities failed to take necessary action to prevent the terrorist siege of a primary school in Beslan in 2004, in which 330 people (mostly young children) perished. The Court has also found that Russia’s use of “powerful weapons such as tank cannon, grenade launchers and flame-throwers” […]

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Internship Opportunity

Internship Opportunity - Mar 28 2017

Global Diligence is looking for an intern to start ASAP for a period of 3 months (with a possibility of extending to 6 months). The successful candidate may work remotely from any location, and is expected to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Tasks will include legal/factual research, drafting and analysis on […]

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Publication of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Second Spot Report

Publication of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Second Spot Report - Feb 28 2017

Today the Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Panel (‘MAP’) issues its Second Spot Report. The international legal experts provide an independent assessment of the transitional justice efforts by the Sri Lankan Government, and recommendations going forward. The Second Spot Report coincides with the briefing of Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, to the Human Rights Council […]

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GD Partner pens letter to the Guardian on Freedom of the Press in Cambodia

GD Partner pens letter to the Guardian on Freedom of the Press in Cambodia - Feb 28 2017

The Guardian has published GD partner Alexandre Prezanti’s letter on how the Government of Cambodia is using Donald Trump’s attack on the media to justify a crackdown on freedom of the press in the Kingdom. The letter is available online (here), and in print in the 28 February 2017 edition. The letter reads as follows: And […]

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Even torturers admit that torture doesn’t work: Letter to the Guardian

Even torturers admit that torture doesn’t work: Letter to the Guardian - Jan 27 2017

The Guardian has published the following letter penned by Global Diligence partner Alexandre Prezanti in response to Donald Trump’s position that torture ‘works’. President Trump says of torture that he “absolutely feel[s] that it works”, and that it will keep his “country safe” (Report, 27 January). There are many things to say against torture: it’s […]

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GD Partner Richard J Rogers speaks out in Al Jazeera Documentary on political assassination in Cambodia.

GD Partner Richard J Rogers speaks out in Al Jazeera Documentary on political assassination in Cambodia. - Jan 15 2017

In Al Jazeera’s new 101 East documentary, “Cambodia’s Deadly Politics”, journalist Mary Ann Jolly explores the suspicious murder of Cambodian political commentator, Dr. Kem Ley. On 10 July 2016, Dr Ley was gunned down in broad daylight two days after calling on the Cambodian Prime Minister to explain his vast business interests. Rogers discusses the […]

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Global Diligence Partner–Richard J Rogers–authors new report on the ICC’s legal aid system

Global Diligence Partner–Richard J Rogers–authors new report on the ICC’s legal aid system - Jan 15 2017

The Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC) commissioned Global Diligence Partner, Richard J Rogers, to reassess the functioning of the ICC’s legal aid system and present adjustments to the legal aid remuneration policy for the consideration of the Assembly. Rogers’ report entitled “Assessment of the ICC’s Legal Aid System” compares and contrasts the legal […]

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GD Partner Alexandre Prezanti authors new human rights investigations and litigation manual for francophone Africa

GD Partner Alexandre Prezanti authors new human rights investigations and litigation manual for francophone Africa - Dec 13 2016

GD Partner Alexandre Prezanti has authored a human rights investigations and litigation manual focused on francophone Africa. The manual, entitled ‘Guide Pratique: Documenter les graves violations des droits humains et accompagner les victims dans leur quête de justice’ (Documenting serious human rights violations and supporting victims in their quest for justice: A Practical Guide), was […]

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Alexandre Prezanti takes part in 4th International Meeting of Defence Counsel at the International Criminal Courts

Alexandre Prezanti takes part in 4th International Meeting of Defence Counsel at the International Criminal Courts - Dec 08 2016

The 4th International Meeting of Defence Offices/Counsel was held in London on the 25-26 November 2016. Global Diligence partner Alexandre Prezanti took part in the meeting, joining the working group on the elaboration of a Defence Investigations Manual. The following statement was adopted at the end of the meeting: Final statement of the Fourth Meetings […]

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Global Diligence’s ICC Cambodia case – front page of the New York Times

Global Diligence’s ICC Cambodia case – front page of the New York Times - Nov 22 2016

Thierry Cruvellier’s op-ed for the New York Times – “The ICC, Out of Africa” – made it to the front page of the print edition (no easy task on the day before the US election). The article details the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) struggle to gain legitimacy and to build trust, particularly amongst some Africa […]

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