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  • 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...

  • For decades, the international community has been assisting countries coming out of conflict with developing a strong and fair criminal justice system.  It is really important that rule of law practitioners understand the broad landscape of the justice system and of reforms that are occurring across the system. In reality, however, practitioners are often focused on their own narrow area of...

  • In recent years, within the rule of law community, there has been a backlash against an approach to justice reform that focuses solely on the formal justice system and written laws. While many organizations and practitioners agree in theory that they need to focus beyond the formal system and laws, the rule of law community has been slow to change its approach at the level of practice in...

  • Members are urged to visit one of INPROL’s new features: the Afghanistan Country Page. The aim of the country page is to provide members with detailed information – consolidated from a wide range of sources - on the state of rule of law in Afghanistan. This page will give INPROL members a basic understanding of Afghanistan, its people and culture, its economy, and its history, as well as...

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    Rule of law practitioners all over the world often find themselves assisting post-conflict and developing countries in building judicial integrity and judicial capacity. While everyone agrees that judicial integrity and judicial capacity are necessary elements in ensuring that the rule of law is realized, few know what works and what doesn’t work in terms of achieving these goals....

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    There has been much discussion in the rule of law community, and in organizations providing rule of law assistance, about the importance of monitoring and evaluation. Our community has, however, struggled to figure out how best to measure the rule of law, and equally as important, how to measure the impact of reform efforts in strengthening the rule of law.

    In July 2011, the...

  • Israel Butler of theOpen Society European Policy Instituteblogged on VOICES about the Justice Scoreboard and its effectiveness as a mechanism to enforce respect for the rule of law. In September, the Commission introduced a Justice Scoreboard to be an "effective mechanism … to enforce respect for the rule of law." It is designed to assess and compare the justice systems of the European Union (...

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