Rule of Law News
February 23, 2017Interview: Governments Should Think Twice Before Putting Children in Detention - United Nations Expert Manfred Nowak
Despite progress in the realization of children’s rights, as set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which entered into force on 2 September 1990, too many commitments remain unfulfilled. This is particularly true for children deprived of liberty, who often remain invisible and forgotten.
To address this situation, the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 69/157...
February 22, 2017
A number of news outlets reported last week that the African Union (AU) had adopted a strategy for collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) (see here, here and here). This follows withdrawals by three African states late last year, which in turn generated much debate at last November’s Assembly of States Parties and yet more calls for a re-assessment of the...
February 21, 2017
Social network analysis is gaining the attention of a diverse set of actors in conflict-affected environments. It's a useful tool for understanding complex webs of social relationships, interactions, and influence. For a brief overview of how social network analysis is carried out, visit the International Rescue Committee's website to download its "Social Network Analysis Handbook" by clicking...
February 17, 2017
Professor Andrea Bianchi of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, reflected on the value of legal theory in international law in a recent blog for EJIL: Talk! Though often seen as 'soft law,' Bianchi makes a case for its inclusion in law school curriculums and in practice beyond academics. Read his entire post here.
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February 15, 2017
The International Commission of Jurists recently released its monthly bulletin on proposed and actual changes in counter-terrorism laws, policies and practices, and their impact on human rights at the national, regional and international levels. Find the e-bulletin here.
INPROL members can login and find additional resources on terrorist offences, human rights based-approaches to rule...
February 13, 2017
Loyola University Chicago School of Law offers two master’s degree programs in Rule of Law for Development at Loyola’s campus in Rome, Italy. The Master of Laws (LLM) in Rule of Law for Development is a program for lawyers which was launched in 2011. The Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Rule of Law for Development is a program to be offered beginning fall 2017 for professionals who do not have...
February 10, 2017
ConstitutionNet Updates provide information on all news, analyses, events and new resources listed on www.ConstitutionNet.org in a given month. To view the latest update, click here.
February 9, 2017
On an annual basis, Freedom House releases a report on political rights and civil liberties across the globe. Freedom in the World 2017 was released last month, and is now available online. A press release explaining the report's purpose and providing a basic overview of this year's findings can be found here. Expanded analysis and data from the report can be found here.
February 8, 2017
Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted or implemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And why do some bad policies endure? This World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law addresses these fundamental questions, which are at the heart of development. Policy making and policy...
February 7, 2017
In July 2016, INPROL member Leah Farish published a survey via the Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) titled "'How Do You Survive Your Life With Christ?' Moroccan Christians Speak." The survey touches on the relationship between state police and one of Morocco's largest religious minorities. To find full text of the publication via RFI, click here.