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  • October 24, 2014

    Could Crowd-Sourced Policing Turn Us into Vigilantes – or Bedroom Super Sleuths?

    An increasingly popular weekend pastime among fans of Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Inspector Morse and others, are murder mystery parties at which participants pit their wits against secret killers. But are these murder mysteries – described by one organiser as “Cluedo for real” – simply just a bit of fun, or do they reveal important insights into the...

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  • October 24, 2014

    Kenya’s Prison Paralegals at the Frontline of Justice

    Australia’s ABC News has captured the groundbreaking work of network member Kituo cha Sheria in the prison system in Kenya. The program, Foreign Correspondent, shows prisoner paralegals working to bring justice for those wrongly imprisoned – often without trial.

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  • October 23, 2014

    The Needs of Victims

    It is a truism that terrorism is a communicative act that sends a political message to an audience (i.e. government, supporters and sympathisers) broader than the immediate recipients of the violence. However one of the problems associated with framing terrorism in those terms is that it reduces victims to mere conduits of a political communique. Within...

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  • October 23, 2014

    The Organized Crime-Peace Operations Nexus

    Wibke Hansen believes that it’s time to adopt a more ‘strategic’ approach towards the criminal activities that occur in peace operations zones. Such an approach will not only help contain the spread of criminality in fragile states, it will also help sustain peacebuilding and other post-conflict activities.

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  • October 22, 2014

    Unprecedented Case Proposes Land Grabbing as a Crime Against Humanity

    A communication filed at the International Criminal Court (ICC) [October 7] alleges that widespread and systematic land grabbing conducted by the Cambodian ruling elite for over a decade amounts to a crime against humanity.

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  • October 22, 2014

    A Short Guide to General Comment No.1: Children of Incarcerated and Imprisoned Parents and Primary Caretakers

    This short guide provides an illustrated summary, section by section, of the first ever General Comment by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child on Children of incarcerated and imprisoned parents and primary caregivers (Article 30 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child). It covers:

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  • October 21, 2014

    IN BRIEF: Rule of Law News from Around the World

    Algeria: Refugees from the Western Sahara conflict who have been living in camps in the Algerian desert for four decades seem to be generally able to leave the camps if they wish, but face curbs on some rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today. The camps are run...

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  • October 20, 2014

    Networking the Networks to Fight Opiate Trafficking

    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime 'Networking the Networks' initiative aims to establish a criminal intelligence network in an innovative approach to confronting illicit drugs and crime across regions. It links national, regional and inter-regional law enforcement bodies to create better coordination, share information and better assist in...

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  • October 17, 2014

    International Law Visualized

    Are you confused by International Law? Do you have questions like: What is customary law?  How is International Law enforced? This infographic provides a useful overview of International Law, its sources, enforcement mechanisms and the individuals it aims to protect.

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  • October 16, 2014

    Global Anticorruption BLOG: Who Guards the Guardians in the Anticorruption Battle? Compelling Prosecutors to Take Action

    Article 30(3) of United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) calls upon state parties to ensure that any legal discretion pertinent to the prosecution of corruption is exercised to “to maximize the effectiveness of law enforcement.” Yet there is evidence that prosecutors do not always exercise their discretion in anticorruption cases in a manner...

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