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  • April 15, 2014

    Women Paying Price of Latin America Drug Wars

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  • April 11, 2014

    LSE BLOG: (In)security Groups and Governance in Gulu, Uganda

    Where formal justice and security actors fail to provide security it is not unusual for citizens to take matters into their own hands. Writing for the London School of Economics' Justice and Security Research Programme blog, Holly Porter and Rebecca Tapscott present a thoughtful piece on local responses to community insecurity in Northern Uganda. 

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  • April 10, 2014

    IN BRIEF: Rule of Law News from Around the World

    Bosnia and Herzegovina: The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina published a landmark report assessing how war crimes cases involving sexual violence are being heard at the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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  • April 9, 2014

    INPROL BLOG: Encouraging Reports from Afghanistan's Elections

    As reports on Afghanistan’s April 5 Presidential elections trickle in from election observers, the emerging picture is that of a well-managed, relatively peaceful election with encouragingly high public participation. In light of the practical obstacles and constant threat of violence organizers faced, the election stands as testament to the courage of Afghan citizens, and to their commitment to an elected government.

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  • April 9, 2014

    From the Sidewalks of Sinaloa: The El-Chapo Story

    The capture of Shorty “El Chapo” Guzman, leader of the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel was big news, and a major victory in the global fight against organized crime. But it hasn’t received universal support, in particular in El Chapo’s home town of Sinaloa. In this multi-media special feature, including exclusive footage from Sinaloa itself, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime allows readers to see El Chapo’s story, and why he remains a local hero.

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  • April 8, 2014

    WJP Announces the 2014 World Justice Challenge Grantees

    The World Justice Challenge is an open competition run by the World Justice Project (WJP). It is designed to incubate practical, on-the-ground programs that advance the rule of law. WJP recently announced the winners of the 2014 Challenge, whose innovative programs are profiled here on the WJP site. Seed grants were awarded to 15 startup initiatives including programs focused on advancing labor rights for cotton pickers in Pakistan, promoting equal treatment for women soccer players in Brazil, developing an open-source, online civic participation platform, and more. 

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  • April 8, 2014

    Women and the Judiciary

    Across the world women’s full and equal participation in the judicial profession remains limited in a great number of jurisdictions.

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  • April 7, 2014

    CFR BLOG: Special Series on Global Justice

    Earlier this year the Council on Foreign Relations began a special series of articles on global justice. The series is intended to explore the relationship between written law, access to justice, and the realization of freedom and opportunity for all people. To date, the series has published four pieces on topics including whether and how rule of law will be included in the post-2015 development agenda, how to balance security and accountability, and how formalizing economies can help fight poverty. The first piece, introducing the series is reproduced below and can be accessed here. All four pieces are available here on CFR's website. 

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  • April 7, 2014

    Action Urged on ICC Witness Protection

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  • March 26, 2014

    Proposed Arab Court of Human Rights: Rewind the Process and Get it Right

    National and global human rights organizations called upon the Arab League’s member States to suspend efforts to adopt a draft statute of the Arab Court of Human Rights (the Arab Court).

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