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Modern Albania: From Dictatorship to Democracy

Fred Abrahams, author of the new book Modern Albania, will give an inside account of the fall of communism in Albania and efforts to rebuild after decades of labor camps, thought police, and one-party rule.

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Case Digests: Human Rights Decisions of the East African Court of Justice, May 2015

Summaries of 18 decisions taken by the East African Court of Justice affecting the rule of law and human rights, taken between May 2013 and February 2015.

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Case Watch: Time Limits Thwart Justice in East Africa

The East Africa Court of Justice's strict two-year time limit—and refusal to recognize ongoing violations—impedes access to justice.

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Ten Years after Uzbekistan’s Massacre, the Tragedy Continues to Unfold

In 2005, Uzbek security forces killed hundreds of demonstrators in the city of Andijan. The lingering effects of that tragedy should give pause to countries thinking about re-engaging the regime.

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Case Watch: European Court Insists on Stringent Investigation of Enforced Disappearance

A case involving a man who disappeared after being detained by the army in south-east Turkey illustrates how the legal thinking of the European Court of Human Rights has evolved over the past two decades.

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Africa’s Rights Commission Targets Aribitrary Arrest and Detention

New guidelines from the African Commission meant to improve arrest and detention practices should be greeted warmly—if also warily, since their success will depend on proper implementation by national governments.