Issues in focus – overview table


Issues

Relevant thematic reports*

Access to justice

GA 70 (para. 34-47); A/HRC/29/26 and A/HRC/29/26/Corr.1 (para. 28-34 and para. 98-102); A/69/294 (para. 43-98); A/HRC/17/30 and A/HRC/17/30/Corr.1 (para. 20-44 and 73-75); A/HRC/14/26 (para. 76-77); A/HRC/8/4 (full report); A/62/207 (para. 38-45)

Accountability (including judicial integrity; disciplinary measures)

A/HRC/26/32 (full report); A/67/305 (para. 70-91); A/HRC/20/19 (para. 82-87 and 113-114, 120-123); A/65/274 (para. 60-61); A/64/181 (para. 53-58); E/CN.4/2003/65 (para. 31-36)

Administration of justice (including management of courts)

A/67/305 (para. 59-65); A/HRC/17/30 and A/HRC/17/30/Corr.1 (para. 18-44); A/HRC/11/41 (para. 46-51 and 103); A/62/207 (para. 26-29); A/HRC/4/25 (para. 18-27); A/HRC/4/25 (para. 39-50); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 43-53)

  • Assignment of cases

A/67/305 (para. 65); A/HRC/11/41 (para. 46-47 and 103)

  • Court presidents or chairs

A/HRC/11/41 (para. 48-49 and 103)

  • Enforcement of judicial decisions

A/65/274 (para. 30-32)

Alternatives to judicial proceedings

A/HRC/29/26 and A/HRC/29/26/Corr.1 (para. 78-85 and 110-111); A/HRC/20/19 (para. 51-52); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 34)

Children’s rights

A/HRC/29/26 and A/HRC/29/26/Corr.1 (full report); A/HRC/23/43 and A/HRC/23/43/Corr.1 (para. 80-85 and 105); A/HRC/20/19 (para. 51-52); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 53); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 51)

Corruption (including judicial corruption)

A/69/294 (para. 38-42); A/67/305 (full report); A/65/274 (para. 44-45); A/HRC/14/26 (para. 69-75); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 39-40); E/CN.4/2002/72 (para. 24-26); E/CN.4/2001/65 (para. 28-29); E/CN.4/2000/61 (para. 29-30)

Counter-terrorism

A/60/321 (para. 30-34); E/CN.4/2005/60 (para. 13-42 and 58-66); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 58-59); E/CN.4/2004/65 (para. 37-41); E/CN.4/2002/72 (para. 28)

Criminal justice

A/HRC/29/26 and A/HRC/29/26/Corr.1 (para. 54-77 and 103-109); A/67/305 (para. 102-107); A/66/289 (para. 41-82 and 97-102); A/65/274 (full report)

Detention (including arbitrary detention)

A/HRC/29/26 and A/HRC/29/26/Corr.1 (para.67-76); A/66/289 (para. 70 and 80-82); A/63/271 (para. 22-34 and 40-44); A/60/321 (para. 36-37)

Development (post-2015 agenda; sustainable development goals)

A/69/294 (full report)

Education, training and capacity-building

GA 70 (para. 23-33); A/HRC/29/26 and A/HRC/29/26/Corr.1 (para. 86-90 and 112-114); A/67/305 (para. 66-69); A/HRC/20/19 (para. 88-92 and 124-126); A/HRC/20/20 (full report); A/66/289 (para. 34-40 and 94-96); A/65/274 (para. 48-51); A/HRC/14/26 (full report); A/64/181 (para. 28-30); A/HRC/11/41 (para. 80-84); E/CN.4/2005/60 (para. 69-70); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 42)

Fair trial and due process of law

GA 70 (para. 74-84); A/68/285 (para. 72-85 and 107-110); A/65/274 (para. 33-35); A/63/271 (para. 8-15 and 35-44); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 13-14); A/62/207 (para. 33-37); A/HRC/4/25 (para. 18-27); A/HRC/4/25 (para. 39-50); A/60/321 (para. 30-34); E/CN.4/2005/60 (para. 13-42 and 58-66); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 43-53); E/CN.4/1996/37 (para. 83-85)

  • Access to information

A/64/181 (para. 40-43)

Financial and other resources

A/67/305 (para. 59-65); A/65/274 (para. 27-29); A/HRC/11/41 (para. 37-43); A/HRC/11/41 (para. 76-77 and 101); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 32)

Gender

A/HRC/20/20 (para. 75-93); A/66/289 (full report); A/HRC/17/30 and A/HRC/17/30/Corr.1 (full report)

Impunity

GA 70 (para. 85-97); A/68/285 (para. 57-71 and 98-99); A/HRC/17/30 and A/HRC/17/30/Corr.1 (para.63-64); A/65/274 (full report); E/CN.4/2005/60 (para. 46-48); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 36-38); E/CN.4/2000/61 (para. 27-28); E/CN.4/1999/60 (para. 41-42)

Independence and impartiality of judges

GA 70 (para. 48-56); A/69/294 (para. 75-98); A/68/285 (para. 35-45 and 93-97); A/67/305 (para. 40-46); A/65/274 (para. 22-23); A/HRC/14/26 (para. 63-77); A/HRC/11/41 (full report); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 39); A/62/207 (para. 24-29); A/HRC/4/25 (para. 14-17); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 27-42)

  • Accountability (including codes of ethics and conduct, and disciplinary measures)

A/HRC/26/32 (full report); A/67/305 (para. 70-91); A/HRC/11/41 (para. 57-64 and 98)

  • Conditions of service (including salary and resources)

A/67/305 (para. 55-58); A/HRC/11/41 (para. 73-84 and 99); A/63/271 (para. 45-47)

  • Freedom of association and expression

A/HRC/11/41 (para. 44-46 and 102); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 64-66)

  • Immunity

A/HRC/11/41 (para. 65-67 and 98)

  • Security

A/HRC/11/41 (para. 78-79)

  • Selection, appointment and promotion

A/67/305 (para. 51-54); A/HRC/11/41 (para. 23-34, 68-72 and 97); E/CN.4/1996/37 (para. 92-95)

  • Tenure and irremovability

A/67/305 (para. 51-54); A/HRC/11/41 (para. 53-64 and 98)

Independence of lawyers

GA 70 (para. 57-62); A/67/305 (para. 48-49); A/64/181 (full report); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 40 and 42); A/62/207 (para. 24-29); A/HRC/4/25 (para. 14-17); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 27-42); E/CN.4/1996/37 (para. 98-99)

  • Access to information

A/64/181 (para. 40-43 and 109)

  • Accountability (including codes of ethics and conduct, and disciplinary measures)

A/67/305 (para. 81); A/64/181 (para. 53-58)

  • Associations of lawyers (including freedom of association)

A/64/181 (para.19-27 and 111-112)

  • Freedom of expression

A/64/181 (para. 49-52 and 111)

  • Lawyer-client relations (including identification with clients)

A/64/181 (para. 44-48, 59-69 and 110)

  • Security

A/64/181 (para. 59-69)

Independence and impartiality of prosecutors

GA 70 (para. 63-73); A/67/305 (para. 47); A/HRC/20/19 (full report); A/65/274 (para. 18-21); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 41); A/62/207 (para. 24-29); A/HRC/4/25 (para. 14-17)

  • Accountability (including codes of ethics and conduct, and disciplinary measures)

A/67/305 (para. 89); A/HRC/20/19 (para. 82-87, 113-114, and 120-123)

  • Appointment and promotion

A/67/305 (para. 51-54); A/HRC/20/19 (para. 59-62, 108-109 and 112)

  • Conditions of service (tenure, transfer, remuneration)

A/67/305 (para. 51-58); A/HRC/20/19 (para. 66-72, 110-111, 115, and 117)

  • Instructions and guidelines

A/HRC/20/19 (para. 73-75 and 116)

  • Security

A/HRC/20/19 (para. 76-78 and 118)

Informal justice systems (including religious, tribal or customary courts)

A/HRC/29/26 and A/HRC/29/26/Corr.1 (para. 45-49); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 38)

International justice (including universal jurisdiction)

A/65/274 (para. 64-77)

  • Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

A/64/181 (para. 101); A/HRC/11/41 (para. 92); A/63/271 (para. 56); A/62/207 (para. 66); A/HRC/4/25 (para. 59); A/61/384 (para. 63)

  • International Court of Justice

A/HRC/11/41 (para. 94)

  • International Criminal Court

A/HRC/14/26 (para. 81-87); A/64/181 (para. 91-96); A/HRC/11/41 (para. 85-88); A/63/271 (para. 49-55); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 55-56); A/62/207 (para. 46-60); A/61/384 (para. 59-62); A/60/321 (para. 35-41); E/CN.4/2005/60 (para. 57); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 63); E/CN.4/1999/60 (para. 38-40); E/CN.4/1998/39 (para. 28-30); E/CN.4/1997/32 (para. 45-46); E/CN.4/1996/37 (para. 79-80)

  • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

A/HRC/14/26 (para. 88-89); A/64/181 (para. 97-98); A/HRC/11/41 (para. 89-90); A/63/271 (para. 57-64)

  • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

A/HRC/14/26 (para. 90); A/64/181 (para. 99); A/HRC/11/41 (para. 91); A/63/271 (para. 57-64)

  • Iraqi Supreme Criminal Tribunal

A/63/271 (para. 65); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 57); A/62/207 (para. 61-65); A/HRC/4/25 (para. 54-58); A/61/384 (para. 58); E/CN.4/2006/52 (para. 56-58); A/60/321 (para. 42-43)

  • Special Tribunal for Lebanon

A/HRC/11/41 (para. 93)

  • Special Tribunal for Sierra Leone

A/64/181 (para. 100)

Legal aid/assistance

GA 70 (para. 34-47); A/HRC/29/26 and A/HRC/29/26/Corr.1 (para. 35-44 and para. 98-102); A/HRC/23/43 and A/HRC/23/43/Corr.1 (full report)

Military tribunals

A/68/285 (full report); A/HRC/20/19 (para. 55-57 and 106-107); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 37); A/61/384 (para. 18-47); A/60/321 (para. 38-41); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 60)

Professional associations

A/HRC/14/26 (para. 35-39); A/64/181 (para.19-27)

Remedy (right to a)

A/HRC/26/32 (para. 97-105 and 130); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 44-47)

Rule of law

A/69/294 (para. 26-46); A/HRC/14/26 (para. 17-18); A/62/207 (para. 26-29); A/HRC/4/25 (para. 18-27); A/HRC/4/25 (para. 37-53); A/60/321 (para. 14-16); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 28-29); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 54-55)

Separation of powers

A/HRC/14/26 (para. 17-18); A/HRC/11/41 (para. 18-19); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 34); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 28-29)

Special courts (including guarantee of the ‘lawful or ‘natural’ judge)

A/HRC/11/41 (35-36); A/68/285 (para. 46-56); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 36-37); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 61)

  • ‘Faceless’ courts/judges

E/CN.4/1997/32 (para. 35-43); E/CN.4/1996/37 (para. 66-78)

  • Situation of Guantánamo Bay detainees

A/61/384 (para. 48-57); E/CN.4/2006/120 (full report); E/CN.4/2006/52 (para. 59)

  • Status of ‘enemy combatant’

A/60/321 (para. 17-35)

State of emergency

A/63/271 (para. 8-44); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 13-14); A/62/207 (para. 33-37); A/HRC/4/25 (para. 37-53); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 56-57)

Transitional justice

E/CN.4/2006/52 (para. 40-55); A/60/321 (para. 44-46); E/CN.4/2005/60 (para. 43-57 and 67);

Truth (right to)

A/65/274 (para. 62-63); E/CN.4/2006/52 (para. 14-39); A/60/321 (para. 44-46)

Victims

A/HRC/29/26 and A/HRC/29/26/Corr.1 (para. 61-66); A/66/289 (para. 41-73 and 97-101); A/65/274 (para. 36-39)

Vulnerable persons

A/HRC/23/43 and A/HRC/23/43/Corr.1 (para. 80-85 and 105); A/HRC/20/19 (para. 53); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 48-54); A/62/207 (para. 43)

Witnesses

A/HRC/29/26 and A/HRC/29/26/Corr.1 (para. 61-66); A/66/289 (para. 60-73 and 100-101); A/65/274 (para. 47)

Women’s rights

A/HRC/23/43 and A/HRC/23/43/Corr.1 (para. 80-85 and 105); A/HRC/20/19 (para. 54); A/HRC/20/20 (para. 75-93); A/66/289 (full report); A/HRC/17/30 and A/HRC/17/30/Corr.1 (full report); A/HRC/8/4 (para. 51); E/CN.4/2004/60 (para. 62)

* Relevant thematic reports