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  • Gender equality is a cornerstone of a democratic and just society, and International IDEA is committed to supporting democratic processes that empower women. The constitution-building process provides an extraordinary opportunity for women and gender-equality advocates to participate in the framing of democratic institutions. The Constitution Assessment for Women's Equality helps users analyse...

  • On 1 July, 2016, the United Nations resolved that access to the internet is to be considered a human right. Our digital culture podcast, Chips with Everything, has produced an in-depth series on the topic. Listen to all four episodes via the Guardian here.

  • Operationalizing Intelligence led Policing: Experience from Nigeria

    By Isioma Kemakolam

    The INPROL Blog is informative and forward thinking on rule of law theory, practice, and policy. Contributions come from practitioners and scholars active in the rule of law field and draw on their experiences with an aim of making these accessible to their peers. If you are interested in...

  • Increasing evidence suggests that, to improve accountability and promote evidence-based decision making, open access to data and data literacy skills are essential. While in-person educational opportunities can be limited in parts of the developing world, free educational tools are available online to boost data literacy skills. This Governance for Development post introduces five unique tools...

  • The Proxy Challenge Competition was launched in 2013 to help aid donors better assess the results of anti-corruption efforts. In 2014, the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre ran the first edition of the challenge, and brought together a body of promising, bespoke proxy indicators. In this second round the aim is to find the best proxy indicators that can track progress of anti-corruption...

  • Philippe Leroux-Martin Reflects on the Nexus of Rule of Law, Justice, and Security in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    A Blog by Bethany L. McGann

    The INPROL Blog is informative and forward thinking on rule of law theory, practice, and policy. Contributions come from practitioners and scholars active in the rule of law field and draw on their experiences with an aim of making these...

  • LandMark is the first online, interactive global platform to provide maps and other critical information on lands that are collectively held and used by Indigenous Peoples and local communities. The global platform is designed to help Indigenous Peoples and communities protect their land rights and secure tenure over their lands. LandMark currently provides information at two scales-community...

  • Civil society groups that seek to combat transnational grand corruption have what might be called a love-hate relationship with the law. Sometimes magistrates and prosecutors can be pushed to hold perpetrators to account. All too often, existing law and law enforcement mechanisms protect those responsible for high-level corruption: bribing business actors, self-dealing kleptocrats, and the...

  • An Introduction to Rule of Law Topics - Understanding Local Justice Systems

    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.

    Village Magistrate Linda Rau from Kila Kila Village Court outside Port Moresby. Photo: Michael Wightman, AusAID 2011. Some Rights Reserved...

  • The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted 33 resolutions during its 33rd session, including to create one new independent expert mandate to monitor violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons and extending or renewing the mandates of eight other expert bodies. Learn more about the results of the 33rd session via the International Justice Resource Center here...

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