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  • The Prison Reform Trust has recently published two new reports capitalizing on lessons draw from prison reform practices across the world. The first explores the importance of peer support for individuals that are in prisons or have re-entered society. The second examines restorative justice work conducted in multiple countries.

    Learn more and access the briefings via the World Prison...

  • This post to Opinio Juris explores the potential impact of, and reasoning behind, an International Criminal Court (ICC) Appeal's Chamber decision around what constitutes a war crime.

    Read more here.

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  • Ensuring firms that loose the competition for a government contract can challenge the result is a critical part of the fight against corruption in public procurement.  A losing bidder will have lost the chance to make a profit and will have invested time and money in preparing its bid.  It thus has not only a strong motive for contesting a decision it believes tainted by corruption but the...

  • As regional conflicts around the world have both multiplied and intensified, becoming situations of protracted conflict between multiple parties, an alarming increase in human trafficking has also become clear in these regions, both into and out of conflict zones.

    Read more about this issue and associated challenges via the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime by...

  • "Torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment are prohibited in numerous international human rights instruments, but when do conditions of incarceration – such as overcrowding – cross the boundary from acceptable into ‘cruel or inhuman’ or even ‘torture’?"

    Read more of this blog from Penal Reform International here.

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  • "Corruption in Afghanistan and its role in the ongoing instability of the country has been discussed on this blog before...In this post, I’m going to zoom in and explain in greater detail two particularly insidious types of corruption that plague the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF): 1) the problem of “ghost” soldiers, and 2) the pilfering of fuel, weapons, and other...

  • "This book highlights the role played by public finance in the delivery of security and criminal justice services. It seeks to strengthen policy and operational dialogue on security sector issues by providing national and international stakeholders with key information on security expenditure policy and management.

    The interplay between security, justice, and public finance is still a...

  • The Rule of Law in Afghanistan: Key Findings from the 2016 Extended General Population Poll & Justice Sector Survey presents select findings from two nationally representative World Justice Project surveys conducted in Afghanistan in July and August 2016.

    Find the report from the World Justice Project here.

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  • The Centre for Policy Research within the United Nations University has recently released additional reports in its Crime-Conflict Nexus Series. Recent papers include: "The Crime-Conflict Nexus: Assessing the Threat and Developing Solutions," "Centrifugal Forces: Exploring the nexus of global illicit flows and local conflict dynamics," and more. Find the resources here.

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  • "There is a widespread public perception that illicit trade is a minor, victimless crime; however, this stands in stark contrast to the reality seen by law enforcement agencies and governments across the EU [European Union]. Illicit trade is a major, cross-border crime, which requires a well-informed and well-coordinated response across member states."

    Find a detailed conference report...

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