Manual on documenting human rights violations from official case document
This manual presents documentation methodology of violations of the rights of the accused through analyzing official documents of cases in Egyptian courts. It intends to monitor and analyze arbitrary measures and violations committed against the accused, especially in political cases, by judicial authorities and law enforcement personnel. Such measures violate rights guaranteed by the Constitution and International Conventions from the moment of arrest, through the process of investigation and trial, and until the accused is sentenced, after all litigation procedures established by Egyptian law are exhausted.
This documentation is important amid hardships that bodies and rights organizations face in absence of documents supporting the testimonies of victims and their families on violations committed against them. This makes it difficult to determine the responsibility of institutions and individuals involved as well as to accurately detect the imbalance in the judicial system during this period.