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  • August 29, 2014

    The Complicated Task of Measuring the World’s Most ‘Peaceful’ Countries

    Where do you have to go to find peace? Earlier this summer, the Institute for Economics and Peace released its annual "Global Peace Index" report. The Sydney-based group, founded by technology entrepreneur Steve Killelea, has been tracking the peacefulness (or its lack) of the world since 2007. This year's report notes that the various conflicts we've...

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  • August 28, 2014

    Towards a Rule of Law Culture: Exploring Effective Responses to Justice and Security Challenges

    The United States Institute of Peace (USIP), in partnership with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ), is pleased to announce a call for applications for the five-day course, “Towards a rule of law culture: exploring effective responses to justice and...

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  • August 28, 2014

    IN BRIEF: Rule of Law News from Around the World

    Afghanistan: A coterie of powerful Afghan government ministers and officials with strong ties to the security forces are threatening to seize power if an election impasse that has paralyzed the country...

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  • August 27, 2014

    The Woman Who Breaks Mega-Dams

    In recent years, indigenous peoples around the world, and particularly in Latin America, have turned to litigation to defend their rights. But Buendía's story speaks as much to the limits as to the potential of "prior consultation" as a guarantor of those rights. As Almut Schilling-Vacaflor and Riccarda Flemmer recently asserted in a paper for the German...

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  • August 25, 2014

    Strategic Snapshots: Hybrid Insecurity

    A new International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) research programme explores the threats to long-term development posed by complex security challenges. Virginia Comolli elaborates on the ‘hybrid insecurity’ confronting many developing countries, including the Boko Haram insurgency troubling Africa’s largest economy, instability posed by rapid...

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  • August 22, 2014

    How Can We Get Better at Promoting Active Citizenship? Lessons from Ten Case Studies

    Lessons on Programme Design: Duncan Green of Oxfam shares highlights from from his paper "Active Citizenship," providing an overview of the patterns that emerged across ten case studies, from which partners are indispensable, to the importance of broad alliances and coalitions. Sections of interest include Lessons on Program Design, Choosing Promising...

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  • August 21, 2014

    IN BRIEF: Rule of Law News from Around the World

    Burundi: More than 150 refugees, most of them women and children, were killed and more than 100 others injured, on August 13, 2004, at Gatumba, in one of the worst ethnically targeted attacks in Burundi since the 1990s. The leaders of the armed...

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  • August 21, 2014

    Petrol Smuggling: Oiling the Wheels of Organized Crime

    The theft and illicit sale of petrol is widespread.  Worldwide, organized crime syndicates and petty traders profit off the differences in the price of petroleum, buying petrol where it is cheap—or stealing it—and selling it slightly below market rates in areas where it is more expensive. There is no shortage of customers. Apart from its...

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  • August 20, 2014

    The Art of Mediation: Local Lessons for International Peacemakers

    After setting up mediation services in Eastern European countries emerging from societal upheaval and transitions to democracy, CEO Brad Heckman established the New York Peace Institute to resolve disputes between individuals in the city and address community-wide disturbances. His work in New York involves people from a variety of ethnic groups,...

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  • August 19, 2014

    Robust Peacekeeping Missions

    Peacekeeping missions such as the UN’s intervention brigade in the DRC (established within MONUSCO by Security Council resolution 2098) have important legal implications. Rather than a defensive role, the Brigade is the first United Nations peacekeeping unit specifically tasked to carry out targeted offensive operations to neutralize armed groups that...

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