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Pretrial Justice Resources

Pretrial Justice Resources

Numerous defendants in Warsaw are unrepresented in pre-trial detention hearings according to a group of experts brought together by Fair Trials International.
This manual will be useful for any person carrying out • monitoring visits to police stations and/or other installations, and• preventive activities concerning the police.
The latest application to the European Court of Human Rights over torture and inhuman treatment which Kharkiv Human Rights Group have prepared involves a five-month-old baby – S. and his 22-year-old mother K.
The resources created through this grant will, for the first time, allow lawmakers, criminal justice practitioners, researchers, and the public to easily and quickly gain a comprehensive understanding of pretrial laws and proposed legislation in every state.
Pretrial risk assessments are beginning to catch on among California law enforcement agencies. As reported in last week's feature story, "Barred From Freedom," Santa Clara, Sonoma, Yolo, Marin, Napa, and Santa Cruz counties have each implemented some form.
Policy-makers are cautioned about accepting at face value statements about the cost-effectiveness of financial, including surety, forms of pretrial release when presented with interpretations from any of the six studies reviewed in this paper.
West Africa's regional human rights court has taken a stand against the undue and excessive use of pretrial detention in Africa, with a landmark order to free a Nigerian man who had been held without trial in a Lagos prison for almost a decade.
The Rapporteurship on the Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty will conduct a study on the human rights situation of persons held in preventive detention in the Americas region.
Deadline: Monday, November 5, 2012The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), in partnership with Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA), the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The report Improving Pretrial Justice: The Roles of Lawyers and Paralegals looks at how early intervention by lawyers and paralegals after an arrest can break the cycle of pretrial injustice.