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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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  • October 16, 2014

    IN BRIEF: Rule of Law News from Around the World

    Afghanistan: Afghanistan’s new government should take urgent steps to combat sexual harassment of women in education, employment, and public life, Human Rights Watch reports. There are no laws in Afghanistan that specifically prohibit sexual...

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  • October 15, 2014

    Countering Terrorism Must Go Beyond International Law Enforcement

    The UN Security Council's resolution on combating foreign terrorist fighters devotes just 31 of its 330 lines to addressing the roots of the problem. The rest is law enforcement. But a narrowly military and police focus alone cannot work. We also must face up to the difficult work of balancing international and regional diplomatic rivalries, thereby...

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  • October 10, 2014

    INPROL Observes World Mental Health Day

    Around the world, law enforcement and prisons officials struggle to effectively address the needs of individuals with mental health issues who come into contact with the law. In a post-conflict context, the number of such individuals is more pronounced given that high level of societal and individual trauma precipitated by conflict. The challenge is even...

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  • October 9, 2014

    Why are Police Becoming More Like Soldiers?

    In the last decades, militarization of the state and surveillance of the population have grown exponentially in many western countries. Police forces, civilian institutions and even urban spaces have followed this trend of securitization. Images of heavily armed police forces clashing against protesters in the US, UK, France and many other countries are...

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