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Briefing Paper
The Application of the 'Significant Disadvantage' Criterion by the European Court of Human Rights

An overview of the application by the European Court of Human Rights of the "significant disadvantage" criterion for admissability introduced by Protocol 14 in 2010.

Briefing Paper
Summary of ECHR Judgments Presented to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

Summaries of 26 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights presented to the ministerial committee that oversees the implementation of the court's rulings.

Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit

Join Atlantic Live for a discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Atlantic cover story “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” the complicated history of the nation’s justice system, and the future of prison reform.

Shining a Light on the Selection of Mexico’s Supreme Court Judges

Mexico’s top court wields considerable influence, yet the process of selecting and approving its judges remains opaque.

Briefing Paper
Appointment of Supreme Court Judges in Mexico: International Standards and Best Practice

This briefing paper presents a summary of criteria and transparent practices for the selection of senior judges, drawing on international and national law, standards and practice.

Four Scenarios for Latin American Democracy in 15 Years

A polarized region with ample potential, Latin America will be transformed in the coming years. A group of stakeholders envisioned what its possible futures might look like.