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International Commission of Jurists and Amnesty International: Response to the First Draft of the Guidelines of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on Impunity

, Index number: IOR 61/008/2010

The Guidelines which the experts have been mandated to draft are an instrument of the Council of Europe and as such should draw in particular on the rich jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on issues of accountability, investigation and reparation. The ICJ and Amnesty International consider that they must also take account of the wider international law context in which they will be applied.

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