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Recommendations to Advance Transparency in the Use of Lethal Force

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Recommendations to Advance Transparency in the Use of Lethal Force

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WHY TRANSPARENCY?

Where extreme secrecy has been the prevailing practice, the rationales for transparency are worth expanding upon...

"Transparency is essential for securing the rule of law. It helps to deter harm, enable oversight, and is necessary to ensure meaningful accountability for abuse. Without transparency there cannot be informed public debate and democratic accountability. Fulfillment of transparency also sets a rights-promoting positive precedent for future administrations and other governments around the world. It serves governments’ own strategic interests and helps to ensure public confidence in government actions and policies. Governments also have concrete legal obligations to be transparent about state conduct, law, and policy, subject only to narrow limitations, and victims have specific rights to disclosure and truth."

 

Illustration by Daniel Greenfeld