Rule of Law News
April 20, 2012Join the Online Discussion: Preventing Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism: A Community Policing Approach
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Strategic Police Matters Unit, an INPROL Partner, and the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the Secretariat’s Transnational Threat Department (TNT), and the Action against Terrorism Unit (ATU) are jointly hosting an online discussion on Preventing Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism and...
April 17, 2012
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, an INPROL affiliate organization, developed the Toolkit to Combat Smuggling of Migrants that is designed as a compendium of promising practices that States can adopt as measures to counteract organized criminal syndicates, address the vulnerability of smuggled migrants, amongst the many other factors that States face in implementing the Migrant...
April 13, 2012
For Rule of Law Practitioners looking to expand their knowledge of Property and Land issues, look no further! From May 21, 2012 to May 24, 2012, the United States Institute of Peace, an INPROL Partner, is conducting its Land, Property, and Conflict Course. You can apply for the course today.
Disputes and grievances over land and property are implicated in practically all conflicts. This...
March 27, 2012
Peacekeeping often takes place in environments where war crimes and other serious violations of international law have been committed or are still being committed. It is therefore important that international actors present in these areas - whether journalists, observers, or peacekeepers – understand how they can best assist the work of international criminal courts, tribunals and transitional...
March 27, 2012
In conflict-affected states, it is increasingly recognized that organized crime and related serious crime thrive. Given weak institutions, few economic opportunities, and serious security threats, the activities of organized crime can have a disproportionate and devastating impact in fragile states, particularly when a political transition to peace or democracy is underway.
March 26, 2012
In December 2010, Kiran Bedi spoke at TED about a different way to view Policing and Corrections within Justice Systems - the Power to Prevent.
Before she retired in 2007, Kiran Bedi was one of India’s top cops. As the first and highest-ranking female officer in the national police force, she earned a reputation for being tough yet innovative on the job. Her efforts to prevent crime,...
March 22, 2012
On March 6, 2012 twelve UN Agencies - including the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the UN Development Programme, and UN Women - called on states to close compulsory drug detention and rehabilitation centers. Instead, the agencies promoted the use of voluntary, evidence-informed and rights-based health and social services that take place within communities. You can read more on the join...
March 21, 2012
Recent Congressional Testimony and news items have refocused attention on Sudan and South Sudan. This has raised issues of violence, the need for increased security, and devleping better governnace practices. In addition, the issue of constitution making is becoming more prominent.
Next Tuesday, the United States Institute of Peace will host an event, Constitution Making in the...
March 21, 2012
Every Wednesday, the INPROL Team will highlight news and resources related to our Country Pages. Check back each wednesday for the latest updates.
Today, we are highlighting a new resource in our Afghanistan Country Page Digital Library: Lessons from Women's Programs in Afghanistan and Iraq, the latest Special Report by the United States Institute of Peace. It illuminates the...
March 20, 2012
INPROL is excited to unveil our Practical Tuesdays, where we will highlight new and useful tools for Rule of Law Practitioners. Check back each Tuesday for a new Tool.
Today, we are highlighting the upcoming American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiatives latest Access to Justice Assessment Toolkit. Tomorrow, the American Society of International Law is hosting the public...