Rule of Law News
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...
January 23, 2017
Highlighting the challenges brought on by and the need to address violent extremism and radicalization in prisons, the United Nations agency mandated to prevent international crime and assist criminal justice reform unveiled a new manual that offers practical advice on managing violent extremist prisoners, disengaging them from violence and facilitating their social reintegration upon release...
January 19, 2017
ResearchTrack is a pilot service intended to help researchers find the latest scholarly research within their discipline. The pilot pulls together the most recent journal articles, blogs, and published books from the world’s most respected global publishers. Every piece of content is reviewed for inclusion and then tagged by topic before going live.
The subjects currently available are...
January 18, 2017
"The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights is a tribunal established to ensure the protection of human rights across the continent.
The court recently celebrated its 10th anniversary - a decade that has been filled with challenges. It was originally set up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in November 2006, but, in August 2007, its headquarters moved to Arusha, Tanzania.
Out of the...
January 17, 2017
"Sexual and gender-based crimes were high on the ICC’s agenda in 2016 – a trend which looks set to continue this year."
Read more about past and potential developments via Dr. Rosemary Grey's blog for IntLawGrrls.