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  • The national mood in Afghanistan is at a record low, and Afghans are pessimistic because of insecurity, corruption, and rising unemployment and slow job growth. At the same time, more Afghans, particularly rural Afghan men, now support women’s right to vote and women’s right to work outside the home than ever before. The 2016 Survey of the Afghan People polled 12,658 Afghan respondents from 16...

  • The United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has developed the 10-Point Plan of Action on Refugee Protection and Mixed Migration to assist governments and others with incorporating protection considerations into migration policies. A core strategy document, it outlines 10 areas of work that UNHCR believes need to be undertaken in order to address mixed migration effectively....

  • From 2013-2016, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) collaborated on a research project that aimed to articulate the links between transitional justice and education in peacebuilding contexts. The objective was to develop a better understanding of how transitional justice can shape the reform of education systems by ensuring programs are...

  • The adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 1998 was momentous for historically neglected victims of gender-based violence (GBV). It was the first international treaty to codify numerous gender-related offences, including those of a sexual nature. The document enlists rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilisation, and...

  • The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs recently added new material on 'Reparations in International Criminal Law' 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 to a common...

  • 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...

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    Due for release 17 Nov by Amazon - Secret Victory: The Intelligence War that Beat the IRA. For those interested in how statute law struggles to accommodate the reality of intelligence-led policing in an armed conflict...

  • 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.

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    How do citizens counter corruption and exact accountability from power holders? What strategic value does people power bring to the...

  • 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...

  • 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....

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