Rule of Law News
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.
January 10, 2017
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...
January 6, 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 December 2016 Update, click here.
January 5, 2017
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...
January 3, 2017
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...
December 29, 2016
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...
December 29, 2016
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...