"This tool identifies core principles that should guide United Nations personnel when confronted with draft amnesties that may be inconsistent with international law and United Nations policy. The first chapter defines amnesties, describes their use and distinguishes them from other legal measures that bear some similarities to amnesties but which are not addressed in this tool. Chapter II summarizes the principal rules of international law and United Nations policy that are applicable when assessing a proposed amnesty. Chapter III considers the relationship of amnesties to processes of transnational justice. Finally, chapter IV provides further guidance to practitioners who may encounter questions when seeking to apply the legal principles summarized in the tool to ambiguous situations in the field."--Excerpted from Introduction, p. 1.
Assisting truth commissions : national and international actors.
Countries emerging from conflict often suffer weak or non-existent rule of law, inadequate law enforcement and justice administration capacity, and increased instances of human rights violations. This situation is often exacerbated by a lack of public confidence in State authorities and a shortage of resources. These rule-of-law tools will provide practical guidance to field missions and transitional administrations in critical transitional justice and rule of law-related areas. This publication specifically sets out basic principles and approaches to truth commissions and is intended to assist United Nations and other policymakers in advising on the development of truth-seeking mechanisms.--Publisher's description.
[Langley, VA : Central Intelligence Agency], 2004.
Book — 259 p. in various pagings : digital, PDF file.
In January 2003, the DDO informed OIG that he had received allegations that Agency personnel had used unauthorized interrogation techniques with a detainee, Abd Al Rahim Al-Nashiri, at another foreign site, and requested that OlG investigate. Separately, OIG received information that some employees were concerned that certain covert Agency activities at an overseas detention and interrogation site might involve violations of human rights. In January 2003, OlG initiated a review of Agency counterterrorism detention and interrogation activities . This Review covers the period September 2001 to mid-October 2003. 2003.