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  • Photo Credit: Vincent van Zeijst. The International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands. 20 March 2011. http://bit.ly/2utIoAW.

    "Yemen and ISIS’s crimes in Iraq are two of the most dire human rights situations in the world right now. There is plenty of evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and under normal circumstances the International Criminal Court would be...

  • "As more women enter politics, they will frequently suffer from gendered political violence. Responding requires holistic methods aimed at transforming both political and social cultural practices."

    Read more here via the International Peace Institute's Global Observatory.

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  • "Over the past two decades Africa’s role in the global criminal economy has shifted. The impact of organised crime is widespread and growing, yet it is little understood. In this report, the ENACT project focuses on understanding organised crime in Africa by examining wider trends in the global criminal economy."

    Find the full report here via ENACT.

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  • The international community is looking ahead to December 2017, when State Parties to the Rome Statute will determine whether to activate the International Criminal Court's (ICC) jurisdiction over crimes of aggression. As anticipation builds, a number of experts are reflecting on the possible impacts of the pending decision. For more insights on this issue, take a look at Astrid Reisinger...

  • This podcast is part of a special Peace Frequency series on rule of law in practice, produced jointly by the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL) and the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Global Campus. Each episode in this series offers a snapshot of a priority reform issue or insights on key skills for rule of law promotion in conflict-affected environments. In this podcast,...

  • "The U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Afghanistan/Pakistan Office (INL/AP) funded The Rule of Law in Afghanistan: A Primer for Practitioners (February 2014), prepared by Touchpoint’s CEO, Kristine Ziems. The Primer is designed to provide a practical introduction to rule of law development in Afghanistan. The topics covered by the Primer......

  • "Over the coming weeks, three blogs – Intercross, EJIL:Talk!, and Lawfare – will host a joint blog symposium on International Law and Armed Conflict. The series will feature posts by some of the participants at the Fifth Annual Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict, which was held at the European University Institute in Florence in late July. As in previous years, the...

  • This is an installment of a special Peace Frequency series on rule of law in practice, produced jointly by the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL) and the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Global Campus. Each episode in this series offers a snapshot of a priority reform issue or insights on key skills for rule of law promotion in conflict-affected environments. In this podcast...

  • "Most countries attempt to fight public corruption through policies that increase the magnitude and the probability of punishment, on the logic that rational individuals will be deterred from engaging in corrupt acts if the expected costs exceed the expected benefits. This approach is certainly valuable, but it is incomplete, and anticorruption strategies based exclusively on a view of...

  • In Ukraine, service delivery and the interests of citizens have recently come into the spotlight as power begins to shift from the national to the local level. Ludmila Ceban, project officer at the Rule of Law Programme at the Folke Bernadotte Academy, explores service delivery from a rights-based perspective.

    Click here for access to the blog from Saferworld.

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