Rule of Law News
December 5, 2016
A critical target for Sustainable Development Goal 3 envisions an "end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases" by 2013. Ongoing work conducted by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and Law Enforcement and HIV Network (LEAHN) amongst others highlights the role that...
December 1, 2016
November 30, 2016
Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice by Shaazka Beyerle is now available in Pashto. Find it here via the Afghanistan Digital Library, or here via the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.
How do citizens counter corruption and exact accountability from power holders? What strategic value does people power bring to the...
November 28, 2016
On November 30, The Asia Foundation, University Research Co., World Vision, Knowledge for Health (K4Health), Chemonics, Banyan Global, ACDI/VOCA, Promundo, and WI-HER will hold an online conversation, "Addressing Gender-Based Violence in a Changing World" to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign (#16Days). Development and health experts and justice and community...
November 23, 2016
The Sexual Crimes in Conflict Database is a unique tool that allows users to conduct research on conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence. It combines a broad collection of relevant jurisprudence from international, hybrid, regional and national courts together with relevant findings from other transitional justice mechanisms, such as commissions of inquiry or truth commissions....
November 22, 2016
The Institute for Criminal Policy Research's thirty-fifth 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...
November 21, 2016United Nations Looks to Bolster Anti-corruption, Promote Integrity and Independence Among the Judiciary
On November 15, 2016, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) held its preparatory meeting for the creation of a Global Judicial Integrity Network. The Network, which will go live in 2017, aims to connect judges to support each other in upholding judicial integrity and preventing corruption within the justice system. By bringing together Chief Justices, members of judicial...
November 17, 2016
Aligning freedom of religion or belief policies with international human rights standards often involves a difficult balancing act among rights, and likewise between religious traditions and national security. These and other complex issues are surveyed in Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Law, along with the role of the law in finding solutions that are effective, fair and sustainable....
November 16, 2016
Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practice, and of persisting inequalities between men and women.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is coming up on November 25th. Learn more here.
November 14, 2016
Political and economic earthquakes are often sudden and unforeseeable, despite the false pundits who pop up later to claim they predicted them all along - take the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 2008 global financial crisis, or the Arab Spring (and ensuing winter). Even at a personal level, change is largely unpredictable: how many of us can say our lives have gone according to the plans we had...