Rule of Law News
February 10, 2017
ConstitutionNet Updates provide information on all news, analyses, events and new resources listed on www.ConstitutionNet.org in a given month. To view the latest update, click here.
February 9, 2017
On an annual basis, Freedom House releases a report on political rights and civil liberties across the globe. Freedom in the World 2017 was released last month, and is now available online. A press release explaining the report's purpose and providing a basic overview of this year's findings can be found here. Expanded analysis and data from the report can be found here.
February 8, 2017
Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted or implemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And why do some bad policies endure? This World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law addresses these fundamental questions, which are at the heart of development. Policy making and policy...
February 7, 2017
In July 2016, INPROL member Leah Farish published a survey via the Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) titled "'How Do You Survive Your Life With Christ?' Moroccan Christians Speak." The survey touches on the relationship between state police and one of Morocco's largest religious minorities. To find full text of the publication via RFI, click here.
February 6, 2017
In the field of human rights, we now have a burgeoning array of methodologies for documentation and an even wider collection of experts who use them. This enormous range of options, methods and actors has conflicting effects, creating both challenges and opportunities.
New documentation methods and actors have certainly increased the transparency, and theoretically the accountability,...
February 3, 2017
Professor Matthew Stephenson of Harvard Law School announced on the Global Anticorruption Blog that he has updated his +4000 entry bibliography of anticorruption resources. Find the most recent additions to the bibliography here, and the full bibliography here.
February 1, 2017
Children are often the ones that suffer the effects of corruption, but they can also play a key role in changing a society’s tolerance of it. The United Against Corruption campaign encourages individuals to “[e]ngage the youth of your country about what ethical behavior is, what corruption is and how to fight it.” In that spirit, TRACE International has created a series of short animated...
January 30, 2017
On January 25, Transparency International released its Corruption Perceptions Index for 2016. Their findings, regional analysis, and additional resources are all available on their website, where interested parties can also download their data set. Visit the Index page directly by clicking here.
January 27, 2017
The United Nations refugee and migration agencies along with a host of partners unveiled a new strategy and appeal to help address the challenges confronting hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants in Europe.
The Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan, launched today by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for...
January 25, 2017
The forthcoming issue of the European Journal of International Law will feature an article by Professor Simon Chesterman, the Dean of the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law, entitled "Asia’s Ambivalence About International Law and Institutions: Past, Present and Futures."
Last week, Opinio Juris and EJILTalk held a joint symposium on the two blogs on Asia and...