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  • "In many respects, the...[Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] are a significant improvement on their predecessors, the Millennium Development Goals, including in their commitments to gender equality and women’s rights. Yet there is no major advance when it comes to accountability: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the SDGs, provides only for a weak and voluntary...

  • 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...

  • "Recent developments such as Sweden's' Feminist Foreign Policy, the ""Hillary Doctrine,"" and the integration of women into combat roles in the U.S. have propelled gender equality to the forefront of international politics. The UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, however, has been integrating gender equality into peacekeeping missions for nearly two decades as part of the women, peace...

  • The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs recently added new lectures to its online collection. The first is delivered by Mr. Alain Pellet and covers the role of sovereignty in international law. Visitors to the website will find related resources in Arabic, Chinese, English, and French. The second lecture from Ms. Anne Lagerwall covers the principle of ex injuria...

  • "This training curriculum builds the knowledge and skills of women from civil society to participate in security sector reform and advocacy. It’s a companion to A Women’s Guide to Security Sector Reform, published in 2013 by DCAF and Inclusive Security. The goal of this curriculum is to support and empower women to participate in dialogue and decision-making to create a security sector that is...

  • "The police are invariably severely reduced or even cease to be active in times of conflict. Policing as an activity, however, persists, with local groups taking up the role of maintaining order and combating crime. Such local policing is very diverse in its practices and in the nature of its links with the state. Using examples of local policing practices in four sub-Saharan conflicts, this...

  • Global Prison Trends 2017 identifies the topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice over the past 12 months, and highlights some significant reports and jurisprudence. It is the third edition in PRI’s annual Global Prison Trends series, and is published in collaboration with the Thailand Institute of Justice.

    For access to the report via Penal...

  • "While international and national civilian and military professionals have sufficient technical knowledge in their area of specialization, they may receive little training in how to adapt to unforeseen peacebuilding challenges. At the same time, limited financial resources, time constraints and professional demands often prevent individuals from attending face-to-face training courses.

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  • The primacy of the rule of law has long been seen as one of the essential principles of security sector reform (SSR) programming, and part of the larger gospel of SSR is that the accountability of security providers is best guaranteed by embedding security governance within a rule of law framework. Acknowledging the reality of non-state security provision, however, presents a challenge to...

  • "Government at a Glance 2017 provides the latest available data on public administrations in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. Where possible, it also reports data for Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, the Russian Federation, and South Africa. This edition contains new indicators on public sector employment, institutions,...

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