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  • "The International Criminal Court in The Hague commands the greatest attention within the international justice movement, but it exists alongside a diverse range of national and regional tribunals developed to deliver accountability in the aftermath of conflict. Some of these national, ad hoc, and internationalized courts and tribunals have recorded major successes. Others have struggled,...

  • The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces' International Security Sector Advisory Team has developed a series of online courses that are available to professionals currently working on, or interested in, Security Sector Reform and/or related topics in the areas of security, defence, police, justice, conflict management and peace support operations. All courses include...

  • "This paper is based on a detailed review of six private sector industries. It brings together a combination of desk-based reporting and interviews with officials from relevant private and public industries. The report lays out in greater detail the evidence around the scale and nature of organised crime’s infiltration of the private sector; it will examine the nature of responses highlighting...

  • The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) just released a new publication for practitioners working with victims of human rights abuses. Drawing on comparative research from across diverse jurisdictions, it offers practical guidance for improving reparation application processes.

    Learn more about the project and access the guide through the ICTJ website, here.

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  • Substate constitutions are broadly understood as written legal instruments that limit and structure political power at the substate level, with legal supremacy regarding other substate laws. Their primary goals are to define the specific governance system of the substate entity, and often to codify citizen rights within its territory. They may also serve to delineate the political community...

  • The Human Rights Documentation Toolkit is a multidisciplinary, interactive online portal providing human rights documenters with existing documentation resources and tools, broadly accepted practices, and ongoing support from other documentation stakeholders.

    Developed by a Consortium of ten organizations with experience in human rights detection, the Toolkit can be found here, or...

  • Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and current UN Secretary-General António Guterres have both recognized sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by interveners as a risk to peacekeeping operations, which has led to a series of new policy responses. As institutions begin to adopt new policies for the prevention of SEA by international interveners, it is critical that existing scholarship on...

  • War Crimes Prosecution Watch is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that compiles official documents and articles from major news sources detailing and analyzing salient issues pertaining to the investigation and prosecution of war crimes throughout the world. It is jointly produced by the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the Public International Law & Policy Group. The latest...

  • The Institute for Criminal Policy Research's forty-first 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...

  • To mark the 18th International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Harvey Slade examined how this violence still manifests itself in the lives of women moving through the criminal justice system.

    For access to the blog via Penal Reform International, click here.

    INPROL members can login and find additional resources on Gender and on Detention, Prisons, and...

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