Rule of Law News
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...
November 9, 2016
Migrant Smuggling Data and Research: A Global Review of the Emerging Evidence Base presents a unique review of what is being collected and what can be done to further build the evidence base on migrant smuggling globally. The report is the result of a collaboration between the International Organization for Migration and researchers from a range of backgrounds and academic disciplines, and...
November 8, 2016
International Actors in the Field: Expectations, Ethics, and Behavior
Photo Author: Spc. Jillian Munyon. "Mosul Public Service Academy Training Center." Iraq, 2010. Some Rights Reserved.*
INPROL published an original blog from Police Forum Facilitator Nick Dove last week, which told a fictional story about how practitioners' unthinking behavior in the field can influence...
November 7, 2016
Women members of parliament (MPs) in all regions face sexism, harassment and violence from male lawmakers and are increasingly targeted by online humiliation campaigns, a report said on Wednesday, October 26. Learn more here.
November 3, 2016Gender-Responsive Security Sector Reform: What Does it Mean and What are the Challenges for its Implementation?
The integration of a gender perspective is widely recognised as one of the key principles of security sector reform (SSR). However, despite this, gender perspectives are often not strategically addressed or, worse yet, not considered at all during the practical implementation of SSR. The failure to ensure gender-responsive SSR prevents the reform process from contributing to an effective,...
November 2, 2016
Although it has not yet penetrated mainstream legal academia, the notion of legal pluralism is gaining momentum across a range of law-related fields. It has been a major topic in legal anthropology and legal sociology for about two decades, and is now getting attention in comparative law and international law. This recent convergence on the notion of legal pluralism is fueled by the apparent...