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  • The Institute for Criminal Policy Research's thirty-sixth edition of the International Prison News Digest was recently released. The Digest is a selection of news items from around the world on prison and the use of imprisonment. It aims to cover all regions and include new developments in policy and practice, as well as information from official and intergovernmental bodies. To access the...

  • ConstitutionNet Updates provide information on all news, analyses, events and new resources listed on www.ConstitutionNet.org in a given month. To view the December 2016 Update, click here.

  • This article by the Open Society Justice Initiative's Lotta Teale explores different types of funding methods for legal empowerment projects. Teale suggests that programs taking a hybrid approach to funding may be more practical or sustainable than state and internationally supported legal empowerment projects in some contexts. The article is available in English, Spanish, and French via...

  • As information technology is rapidly changing the landscape of international development, the UN, international organisations and NGOs in Geneva are harnessing the power of innovation to help make the world a better place. With so much information out there, however, making relevant data easy to find remains a challenge. To address this issue, the Perception Change Project at the United...

  • The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs recently added a new lecture by Mr. Gus Waschefort on 'International Law and Child Soliders' to the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Audiovisual Library seeks to provide international law training and research opportunities to the widest possible audience around the world and thereby contribute...

  • Last week, Slaw shared an excerpt from Being Well in the Law: A Guide for Lawyers with its readers. The excerpted chapter, written by Stephen Tang of Australian National University, takes a closer look at how trauma impacts lawyers. Even if lawyers aren't facing trauma first hand, their wellbeing can be impacted by their work with clients who have gone through traumatic events. Tang...

  • War Crimes Prosecution Watch is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that compiles official documents and articles from major news sources detailing and analyzing salient issues pertaining to the investigation and prosecution of war crimes throughout the world. It is jointly produced by the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the Public International Law & Policy Group. The latest...

  • Security Council Report’s fourth report on the rule of law focuses on the relationship between the Security Council and the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The UN Charter envisioned a symbiotic relationship between the Security Council and the ICJ, the principal judicial organ of the UN. Indeed, one of the tools available to the Council to settle peacefully disputes affecting...

  • In Afghanistan, the actions and narratives of violent extremist groups threaten to roll back many of the gains and hard-won rights of women over the last fifteen years. Women have long been cast in a binary light—as either disempowered victims or deviant anomalies—but in fact are involved in a wide range of activities, from peacebuilding to recruiting, sympathizing, perpetrating, and...

  • This article delves into the ever-evolving field of gender security sector reform (GSSR), in order to uncover its shortcomings and subsequently provide novel to the discipline. It argues that practices within the subfield of gender sensitive police reform (GSPR) display radical alternatives to overcome SSR’s issues, specifically through its focus on ‘gender-mainstreaming’ as a transformative...

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