Rule of Law News
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...
February 23, 2017Interview: Governments Should Think Twice Before Putting Children in Detention - United Nations Expert Manfred Nowak
Despite progress in the realization of children’s rights, as set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which entered into force on 2 September 1990, too many commitments remain unfulfilled. This is particularly true for children deprived of liberty, who often remain invisible and forgotten.
To address this situation, the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 69/157...
February 22, 2017
A number of news outlets reported last week that the African Union (AU) had adopted a strategy for collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) (see here, here and here). This follows withdrawals by three African states late last year, which in turn generated much debate at last November’s Assembly of States Parties and yet more calls for a re-assessment of the...
February 21, 2017
Social network analysis is gaining the attention of a diverse set of actors in conflict-affected environments. It's a useful tool for understanding complex webs of social relationships, interactions, and influence. For a brief overview of how social network analysis is carried out, visit the International Rescue Committee's website to download its "Social Network Analysis Handbook" by clicking...
February 17, 2017
Professor Andrea Bianchi of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, reflected on the value of legal theory in international law in a recent blog for EJIL: Talk! Though often seen as 'soft law,' Bianchi makes a case for its inclusion in law school curriculums and in practice beyond academics. Read his entire post here.
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February 15, 2017
The International Commission of Jurists recently released its monthly bulletin on proposed and actual changes in counter-terrorism laws, policies and practices, and their impact on human rights at the national, regional and international levels. Find the e-bulletin here.
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February 13, 2017
Loyola University Chicago School of Law offers two master’s degree programs in Rule of Law for Development at Loyola’s campus in Rome, Italy. The Master of Laws (LLM) in Rule of Law for Development is a program for lawyers which was launched in 2011. The Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Rule of Law for Development is a program to be offered beginning fall 2017 for professionals who do not have...