For each trial monitored, TrialWatch works with an eminent legal expert to produce a Fairness Report analyzing the fairness of the trial against human rights standards. Each Fairness Report includes background on the state where the trial took place, a thorough description of what was observed at trial, an evaluation of the proceedings based on international fair trial standards, and copies of relevant documents. Each Fairness Report also includes a grade.
However, our job is not done when the report is issued; we will also rally support for justice for those whose rights have been violated. In appropriate cases, we will engage in some or all of the following forms of advocacy:
We will also recognize when judges stand up for the rule of law.
But our approach is not limited to individual cases. We will also seek to galvanize systemic change, by encouraging states to be more transparent, and ultimately by measuring and publicizing states’ performance on a global justice index.