The International Commission of Jurists has published a practitioner manual entitled “Trial Observation Manual for Criminal Proceedings”, co-authored by Paul Richmond. The 200-page manual provides trial observers with practical guidance on how to prepare for a trial observation mission, carry out an observation and write a follow-up report. It also provides a synthesis of the legal standards applicable in relation to the right to a fair trial and is the first such manual to include analysis of international standards on combating impunity and the right to remedy of victims of human rights violations. The manual is available in English, Spanish and Arabic.

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