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  • Taking its cue from the US Supreme Court judgment in Kiobel that restricted the extraterritorial reach of the Alien Tort Claims Act, this article explores how sovereignty structures the relationship between global resource exploitation and the localization of human rights in the international order of states. The argument situates international human rights law in an area of tension between...

  • In conflict-affected countries, significant opportunities arise for women to play a key role in the negotiation of new constitutions, the brokering of peace, and the reform of security services after peace is restored.

    The point is not just that women's political empowerment work can be usefully tailored to different political contexts. It is that a focus on women's political...

  • Transparency International has collated and reviewed the Afghanistan National Unity Government's (NUG) anti-corruption commitments over its past two years in office, and prioritised the commitments that, if achieved, would most likely lead to meaningful progress in tackling corruption in Afghanistan. Drawing on the expert inputs of individuals from Afghan civil society and business, Afghan...

  • An Introduction to Rule of Law Topics - Core Skills for Rule of Law Practitioners Part 1

    INPROL's Introductions Series highlights a general rule of law topic or a specific topic from INPROL's Digital Library of relevance for rule of law promotion.

    INPROL Practitioner Seminar on Applied Research. Kabul, Afghanistan. July 2016.

    Rule of Law work requires an array of...

  • Customary Justice: a Reflection on Afghanistan

    A Blog by Ezatullah Waqar and Lillian Dang

    Photo Author: Laura K. Smith, via the ISAF Headquarters Public Affairs Office. "Elders of Bala Murghab Conduct a Shura." Kabul, Afghanistan, November 30, 2008. Some Rights Reserved.*

    "Customary justice is a broad term used to denote the traditional...

  • New Publication: Business, Human Rights, and Sustainability Sourcebook

    A Blog by Lelia Mooney

    Forum on Business and Human Rights, Geveva, Switzerland, December 2, 2014. Photo from the United States Mission Geneva. Some Rights Reserved.*

    It has been increasingly recognized that business activities can affect human rights both positively and negatively. As a result,...

  • "Thomas Mann once said: "Alles ist Politik", meaning everything is political. This not only includes SSR but even more: one can say SSR is politics. Whether we do train, build and equip, we discuss the importance of Human Rights or we assist the elaboration of a legal framework we influence or even change the political balance in a certain country. But an SSR process is not only political...

  • On August 26, 2016, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted two new general comments. The first is related to women and girls with disabilities, and the second is related to the right to inclusive education. Both general comments can be found on the website of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The UN News Centre has...

  • An Introduction to Rule of Law Topics - Rule of Law Guiding Principles

    INPROL's Introductions Series highlights a general rule of law topic or a specific topic from INPROL's Digital Library of relevance for rule of law promotion.

    UN Members' Flags - the UN Headquarters, New York. Photo by Aotearoa. Some Rights Reserved.*

    Rule of Law Guiding Principles are the...

  • From the Panama Papers to an op-ed by Secretary of State John Kerry to a hearing in the U.S. Senate, signs are growing that the U.S. is beginning to understand the threat that widespread corruption poses to U.S. national security and international stability, and that a solution will require global coordination. One concrete measure can start turning that realization into action. Read more of...

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