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  • Today marks the 101st International Women’s Day. INPROL would like to take this opportunity to recognize the significant advancements we have made in promoting equal gender rights through rule of law, as well as the strides made in promoting the equality of women in the field. Here is a highlight of what our INPROL partners are doing to promote gender equality:

    The United States...

  • Over the last month, a number of elections have occurred throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, many which set the playing field for additional elections to come. Last October, Tunisia began the trend, with citizens voting for their Constituent Assembly. In February, Yemen held a vote for Presidential successor, with only Vice President Hadi slated.  In Libya, Misrata held...

  • On February 15, 2012, the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance entered into force.

    The Charter covers the following topics, with the aim to deepen the rule of law, strengthen good governance, and promote human rights:

    Chapter 4: Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights Chapter 5: The Culture of Democracy and Peace Chapter 6: Democratic Institutions Chapter...
  • INPROL is proud to launch our new publication series, Practitioner's Guides. Our Practitioner's Guide is a primer on a specific rule of law issue or area. It seeks to provide an introduction and overview of this area, as well as distilling best practices and approaches, where relevant.

     

    Today we are rolling out our first Pracitioner's Guide, Common Law and Civil Law Traditions....

  • Starting in May of this year, the prosecution of genocide acts in Rwanda will wind down. The Gacaca courts will hold thier closing ceremony on May 4, 2012, with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda closing its prosecutions before the court of first instance over the summer. (Note: the ICTR will continue operations to 2014 to complete appeals). From there, Rwandans will go through...

  • In September, the United Nations will convene a high-level meeting on the rule of law – the first event of its kind and the first time, since 2005, that these issues will be discussed by top leaders. The UN General Assembly notes that there is a need to dialog on how best to place national perspectives at the center of rule of law assistance; to support the participation of women in rule of...

  • Recently, UNODC e-Learning, which is being delivered in more than 50 countries and more than 20 languages, received the prestigious United Nations UN21 award for its high quality and effective means of delivering law enforcement training throughout the world.

    Courses have been designed and developed using subject experts from all around the world. The end result is learning that...

  • The Global Legal Empowerment Network has recently been launched!

    The Network, hosted by the new organization Namati, provides a forum for those committed to legal empowerment — community paralegals, concerned citizens, NGOs, development agencies, public interest lawyers, journalists, government officials — to share tools and information. The Network grows out of several years of...

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  • On January 26, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov announced that the Office initiated a comprehensive study on the problem of cybercrime and the responses to it by Member States, the international community and the private sector. The results will be released to the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in 2013.

     

    In 2010, UNODC's report The...

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