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Abu Zubaydah v Lithuania judgment: ECtHR condemns complicity in extraordinary rendition & lack of accountability
UN Committee on Enforced Disappearance on Lithuanian role in extraordinary rendition
Inter-American Court finds slavery in Brazil: Fazenda Brazil v Brazil
Letter to US Attorney General calling for investigation of CIA torture
Baltasar Garzon v Espana (Espanol)
GARZON case before UNHRC - Spain asked to respond on merits
ECtHR Hearings - Abu Zubaydah v Lithuania rendition case
Fazenda Brazil Verde: Amicus filed at Inter-American Court on Slavery, Trafficking, Forced labour
Submissions to UN on Accountability for Extraordinary Rendition, Torture & Secret Detention
Final submissions filed - and hearing date set for 29 June - in Lithuania rendition case
Submissions filed on implementation of the Abu Zubaydah v Poland judgment
Identoba v Georgia (ECtHR): obligations to protect from, investigate and punish homophobic hate speech
Second edition of my book on The War on Terror and the Framework of International Law, CUP, now available
First decision by Committee of Ministers on implementation of Abu Zubaydah v Poland - deep concern at flagrant denial of justice in Guantanamo
Rendition Judgment finalised ECHR - Poland must now implement
Inter-American Court Judgment on the duties of investigation and prosecution: Palacio de Justicia v Colombia
US Senate Intelligence Report & Abu Zubaydah - Guardian article
Abu Zubaydah v. Poland: Historic ECtHR judgement condemns Poland for its role in the extraordinary rendition, torture and secret detention of Guantanamo detainee
Urgent measures requested from the European Court of Human Rights on Female Genital Mutilation (Afusat Saliu v UK)
Advice to the former President of Mongolia on alleged violations of his rights and available international remedies
Palestinian Human Rights Defenders project: training with HRDs from the West Bank and Gaza strip
Amicus filed before the Interamerican Court on the investigation, imprescriptibility and proportionate punishment of serious violations: Palacio de Justicia v Colombia
Hearing at the European Court of Human Rights in Abu Zubaydah extraordinary rendition case against Poland
First extraordinary rendition case at the African Commission: al Asad v Djibouti
Automatic detention of immigrants challenged before the European Court
Impunity in Guatemala: Amicus on amnesty laws filed before the Constitutional Court
Reproductive Rights: amicus filed before the Inter-American Court
Baltasar Garzón Real v Spain, case on prosecution of judge as an affront to judicial independence pending before the UN HRC
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HUMAN RIGHTS IN PRACTICE is an international law practice based in The Hague that specialises in strategic human rights litigation and the rule of law. The work of HRP includes the following:

• Representation or support to present compelling and effective human rights cases and interventions before regional and international human rights courts and bodies;
• Legal advice on public international law, in particular international human rights law;
• Capacity building and training of judges, lawyers and others;
• Research, reports and publications on international law and practice;
• International Legal Consultancy services.

The practice is run by Helen Duffy, an international lawyer with over twenty years experience in human rights law and practice.