Rule of Law News
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 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.
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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.
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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...
March 7, 2017
"The theme of the 2016 ESIL Annual Conference in Riga was ‘How International Law Works in Times of Crisis’. In line with our practice for the last two annual conferences, the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law applied the conference theme to International Human Rights Law (IHRL) by hosting an afternoon seminar on ‘The Place of International Human Rights Law in Times of...
March 3, 2017Institute for Criminal Policy Research Published Third Edition of World Pre-trial/Remand Imprisonment List
Around three million people are held in pre-trial detention and other forms of remand imprisonment throughout the world, according to the latest edition of the World Pre-trial/Remand Imprisonment List (WPTRIL), researched and compiled by Roy Walmsley and published on Thursday 23 February by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, at Birkbeck, University of London. To find the study, visit...
February 28, 2017
How much does justice cost? Governments typically know how much it costs to run their justice institutions, to pay judges and court staff. But this view doesn’t offer a true picture of the costs of a population struggling to access justice.
To read more, visit the Open Society Foundations' website here.
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February 24, 2017Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion of Tolerance and Respect for Diversity
Based on the Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to prevent violent extremism and Sustainable Development Goal 16, UNDP has developed a global framework called 'Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion of Tolerance and Respect for Diversity'. This framework highlights that prevention of violent extremism needs to look beyond strict security concerns to...