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Five reasons why the new UN Guidelines and Principles on Legal Aid are groundbreaking and progressive.
One man's harrowing story offers a rare glimpse of a growing practice—where asylum seekers are sent back to countries where they face a serious risk of ill-treatment.
In an unprecented move, a court in Kazakhstan has ordered the authorities to pay compensation to a victim of police torture, enforcing a ruling by the UN Committee against Torture.
Between 2006 and 2011, the female prison population in Latin America almost doubled. Why? Harsh and ineffective drug policies.