Global Documentation

Human Rights Documentation Toolkit

The Human Rights Documentation Toolkit is a multidisciplinary, interactive online portal providing human rights documenters with existing documentation resources and tools, broadly accepted practices, and ongoing support from other documentation stakeholders. A Consortium of ten organizations, led by the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), developed the Human Rights Documentation Toolkit.  The Consortium members have extensive experience working across multiple sectors in human rights documentation.  The program was supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Transitional Justice Initiatives

Hybrid Tribunals

Earned Sovereignty 

The intensity and severity of sovereignty-based conflicts, their relationship to increasing levels of terrorism, and the lack of effective legal norms and principles have given rise to the need for a new approach to resolving sovereignty-based conflicts.  This need increasingly is addressed by the emerging conflict resolution approach of earned sovereignty.  Despite the increasing ad hoc reliance on earned sovereignty by mediators and parties to conflict, there is scant scholarly commentary discussing the approach and the political debate that surrounds its use.  To advance the debate, PILPG has published a series of articles with the Stanford Journal of International Law and the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy.

Victims Compensation