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  • This paper presents a method of using the doctrine of legal pluralism as a tool for engaging in practical law reform in legally pluralist jurisdictions. To date, the theory of legal pluralism which, fundamentally, stresses the importance of recognising that non-state legal systems, such as customary or religious systems, may co-exist together with the state system, has been used primarily by...

  • If you are arrested and charged with a criminal offence in the European Union, your chances of having a lawyer paid for by the state depends not just on how much money you have, but on which of the EU’s 28 member states you happen to be in at the time...All this should start to change, now the EU has passed a new directive on the right to legal aid which should be incorporated into national...

  • Can Rule of Law Practitioners’ Behavior in the Field Trigger Corruption?

    A blog by Nick Dove

    In this Blog, based on his own experience and observations from the field, Nick Dove shares a fictional story of how rule of law practitioners’ unthinking behavior while working in post-conflict settings can influence corrupt action. While the details in this story are fictional, it may...

  • The World Justice Project's Rule of Law Index is the most comprehensive index of its kind and the only to rely solely on primary data. The Index’s scores are built from the assessments of local residents (1,000 respondents per country) and local legal experts, ensuring that the findings reflect the conditions experienced by the population, including marginalized sectors of society. Find it via...

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

    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.

    Rule of Law work requires an array of nonlegal skills - but some of these critical abilities may not be developed during formal education...

  • 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...

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