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|Title:||Project on Extrajudicial Executions|
|Description:||"The Project on Extrajudicial Executions was established to conduct research into international legal regimes protecting the right to life and to support the work of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions in carrying out his mandate." (See About on web site).
The Project was founded by Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, directed by William Abresch, and hosted by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University Law School. The current areas of research include: the use and abuse of commissions of inquiry in investigating unlawful killings; the legal limits to capital punishment; transparency regarding the use of capital punishment; and regulating lethal force in armed conflicts and counter-terrorism.
Features include: 1) a country-by-country guide to the Special Rapporteur's fact-finding visits and correspondence with governments; 2) a guide to the legal observations the Special Rapporteur has made on the death penalty, shoot-to-kill policies, human rights law in armed conflict, and other issues; 3) a working paper series; and 4) press releases. While there is no search mechanism, the site can be browsed in a variety of ways.
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|Site Administrator:||William Abresch|