Reporting Killings as Human Rights Violations Handbook

Reporting Killings as Human Rights Violations Handbook

How to document and respond to potential violations of the right to life within the international system for the protection of human rights

By Kate Thompson and Camille Giffard

Handbook links: website home page
Table of Contents - Search - Part I: Essential Reading - Part II: Identifying a Potential Violation - Part III: How to Document Allegations of Unlawful Killings - Part IV: Responding to the Information Collected - Part V: Where can you Seek Further Help? - Appendices

 

Reporting Killings as Human Rights Violations

How to document and respond to potential violations of the right to life within the international system for the protection of human rights

by

Kate Thompson and Camille Giffard

Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

 

University of EssexForeign and Commonwealth Office

 

Publishing details of the printed version

ISBN 1 874635 37 4

Published: 2002
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Cover photograph by Eddie Adams, © The Associated Press

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All rights in all editions reserved. This work may be reproduced, provided that no commercial use is made of it and the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, is acknowledged.

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PRINCIPAL CONTRIBUTORS

Main Researcher and Author (Parts I, III-V):
Kate Thompson Senior Research Officer, University of Essex

Author (Part II):
Camille Giffard  Fellow of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

This Handbook incorporates, in revised and updated form, a significant amount of material from the Torture Reporting Handbook, by Camille Giffard, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex (2000).

Project Directors:
Professor Françoise Hampson Professor of Law, University of Essex, and Member of the UN Sub-Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
Professor Nigel Rodley KBE Professor of Law, University of Essex, and Member of the UN Human Rights Committee

Editorial Board:
Ralph Crawshaw Fellow of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex and Consultant on Human Rights and Policing
Camille Giffard Fellow of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain Professor of Law, University of Ulster
Professor Nigel Rodley KBE Professor of Law, University of Essex, and Member of the UN Human Rights Committee
Major General Tony Rogers Fellow of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Administrative and Secretarial Support:
Anne Slowgrove
Heidi Wiggam

Technical Editing:
Ildi Clarke

Web development:
University of Essex Web Support Unit

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Special thanks should be extended to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom for financing and supporting this initiative.

Individuals who provided valuable assistance include: Aguswandi, Martine Anstett, Hakan Ataman, Ray Bland, Jean-Nicholas Beuze, Kevin Boyle, Anthony Cardon, Florence Cardon, Deborah Coles, Jane Connors, Graham Dossett, Alison Gerry, Geoff Gilbert, Federico Andreu Guzman, Christopher Hall, Paul Hunt, Noam Lubell, Ben Majekodunmi, Viviana Krsticevic, Mercedes Morales, Ahmed Motala, Chidi Odinkalu, Jelena Pejic, Derrick Pounder, Jo Salsbury, Christina Saunders, Markus Schmidt, Bandana Shrestha, Eleanor Solo, Henrik Stenman, Wilder Tayler, Ken Wafula, Jim Welsh, Alfred de Zayas.

Institutions and organisations consulted:

Amnesty International, Amnesty Turkey, Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (Kenya), CEJIL, Human Rights Watch, Inquest, Interights, International Commission of Jurists, International Committee of the Red Cross, Kontras Aceh (Indonesia), Save the Children Fund UK, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Handbook links: website home page
Table of Contents - Search - Part I: Essential Reading - Part II: Identifying a Potential Violation - Part III: How to Document Allegations of Unlawful Killings - Part IV: Responding to the Information Collected - Part V: Where can you Seek Further Help? - Appendices
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