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  • Over the course of the next several days, the INPROL team will unveil features on our news, twitter and facebook pages. Today, we are beginning with our Fun Day Mondays, where we will highlight new and interesting innovations in the rule of law field. Check back each Monday.

     

    In July 2011, Karen Tse, of International Bridges to Justice, delivered a TED Talk on mechanisms to end...

  • The the International Security Sector Advisory Team at Geneva Cetre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces's Community of Practice recently posted a blog about the new book, International Law in Domestic Courts: Rule of Law Reform in Post-Conflict Countries. The book editors, Edda Kristjánsdóttir, André Nollkaemper and Cedric Ryngaert, hosted a book launch last week.

    In answering a...

  • Today marks a milestone in International Criminal Law, as the International Criminal Court delivered its first verdict. A three-judge panel found Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of conspiring in the war crimes of conscripting and enlisting child soldiers under the age of 15 into the conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo during 2002 to 2003. The Court will then hold a separate hearing to...

  • This past week, the United States Institute of Peace's Rule of Law Center released its video, What is Rule of Law? It highlights a ground-up, people centered approach to the Rule of Law. We invited you to view the video.

  • 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...

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