Rule of Law News

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  • "Governments can only be effective if the people in government – that is its civil servants – are motivated and able to implement policy and services well. In many developing countries, this remains a remote aspiration...Reform progress has been hampered in part by the lack of robust evidence on ‘what works in civil service management’...To shed light on this, we surveyed 23,000 civil servants...

  • "This practitioners Toolkit on Women’s Access to Justice, developed by UNDP, UN Women, UNODC, and OHCHR provides evidence-based guidance for a coherent and consistent policy and programming approach to overcoming these obstacles. This guidance will help to ensure UN system coordinated responses when addressing legal and justice challenges that women face within the context areas of marriage,...

  • Last month the Centre for Security Governance (CSG) partnered with the Knowledge Platform on Security and Rule of Law (KPSRL) and the African Security Sector Network (ASSN) to launch a special collection of articles on "New Approaches to SSR in Africa." Building off of past initiatives, case studies, and experience, the papers in this collection offer "innovative research and promote new...

  • "This manual for human rights activists and lawyers seeks to develop their skills in drafting individual complaints to the United Nations Human Rights Committee or to the United Nations Committee against Torture, and in using litigation as one of the tools to combat torture, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment and punishment. It draws upon various case profiles, model structures, and sample...

  • "This exploratory study of constitutional jurisprudence on gender equality and women’s empowerment reveals a series of important findings regarding the current state of lived realities for women living under constitutions which purportedly provide for equality between men and women and prohibit discrimination based on gender.

    As is well-known, even the best drafted constitutions cannot...

  • Questions about the promises and dangers of technology have recently dominated headlines—but less often covered are the stories of practitioners and start-ups leveraging their know-how to build peace. On May 31, the Justice Sector Training, Research and Coordination Program and INPROL will host a symposium to tackle the difficult questions of how technology can be used to strengthen rule of...

  • "This is the first in a series of practical guides written by human rights lawyers at the Open Society Justice Initiative on preparing and filing a human rights claim. This note on legal writing includes tips on the process of writing complex legal filings, practical guidance on how to prepare compelling applications, and an overview of the specific technical requirements of the regional human...

  • In mid-April the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) launched a paper that examines judges' roles as peacebuilders in transitional, conflict-affected settings.

    Learn more about this effort and download the paper through the ILAC website, here.

    INPROL members can login and find additional resources through the Digital Library. If you are not yet a member of INPROL,...

  • "The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) commissioned this study in its Paper Series to highlight the rule of law dimensions of the current displacement crisis. With more than 65 million people fleeing conflict, persecution, and violations of human rights, we need new approaches to meet this challenge. As the authors so ably illustrate, strengthening the rule of law is a critical piece of...

  • With multiple crises forcing millions of people away from their homes, United Nations agencies, Governments and partners have launched a set of measures to strengthen protection of internally displaced persons as well as find solutions to address their problems.

    Click here to learn more via the UN News website.

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