Rule of Law News
April 3, 2017
This briefing gives an overview of what the international and regional standards say regarding the care and treatment of children who are suspected, or convicted, of violent extremist related offences.
It also looks at some examples of state responses and civil society interventions. It touches upon issues of preventing children’s involvement in violent extremism but is primarily...
March 30, 2017
This Discussion Paper compares how three regional organizations—the African Union, the European Union and the Organization of American States—protect constitutionalism in their member states.
It focuses on the types of measures to protect constitutionalism in cases of fundamental threats to and violations of the constitutional order, rather than on the mechanisms to promote...
March 28, 2017
In a recent blog for the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces' International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT-DCAF), Liam O'Shea argues that a new generation of security sector reform must incorporate state building into programming - rather than assume that state capacity to control the security sector already exists.
Read his post, and the response by Patrick...
March 27, 2017
Cutting-edge technologies – from drones to data collected by taxi drivers - are becoming key weapons in the global battle to improve land rights and fight poverty, experts said on Monday.
Advances in earth observation, digital connectivity and computing power provide an array of information, from detailed topographical maps to transportation use, that was previously unimaginable,...
March 23, 2017Banks Can Help Police Identify and Prosecute Trafficking Cases by Providing Proof of Payments and Financial Patterns
Banks could revolutionise the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery by reporting suspicious transactions and other financial activity that ring alarm bells, according to a report on Wednesday.
Financial institutions hold data on traffickers and their victims that could play a vital role in combating trafficking - as long as they also collaborate with groups working to stop...
March 21, 2017
The Theory of Law and Rights in the North African Legal System
A blog by Sara Hilal bik
Photo Author: Citizen 59. “Panoramique de Tunis.” Tunis, Tunisia, February 11, 2010. Some Rights Reserved.*
The general theory of law and rights has a unique shape in the North African legal system (spanning Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia). During the colonial period, French law...
March 20, 2017
In partnership with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), UN Women recently released a 'Women in Politics Map' to visually capture information on women and gender parity in politics as of January 1, 2017. Find this visual tool and additional information about UN Women's activities here via the UN News Centre.
INPROL members can login and find additional resources on gender via the...
March 15, 2017
Afghan women are often unable to obtain basic legal documents such as national IDs and marriage certificates, which makes it difficult to seek help from the courts when they are in trouble, says Marion Guillaume of the Samuel Hall think-tank. To read Guillaume's full blog through News Deeply, click here.
INPROL members can login and find additional resources on gender, legal frameworks...
March 14, 2017
In 'The World's Shame - the Global Rape Epidemic: How Laws Around the World are Failing to Protect Women and Girls from Sexual Violence' Equality Now has looked at laws to protect women and girls against sexual violence in 82 jurisdictions within 73 UN member states and Palestine.
Equality Now aims to show a general picture of rape laws in the legal systems surveyed and has used the UN...
March 9, 2017
In a recent blog for the World Bank's "People, Spaces, Deliberation," David Evans and Tracy Wilichowski explore what a systems approach might look like in a development context. This post will be of interest to practitioners and academics that are interested not only in how systems thinking can be integrated into development planning - but also in how to take a systems approach to their own...