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INPROL facilitates the sharing of information and knowledge among the rule of law community. This page provides members with news on latest developments in the rule of law field, innovative projects and new publications.

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  • In this post for Devpolicy Blog, Michelle Nayahamui Rooney reflects on her experience sharing her research with a diverse community and broadening its impacts. Pulling from the world of development, it is also a great thought piece for rule of law practitioners reflecting on how to connect back to their collaborators and amplify the power of their own research projects.

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  • In June Landesa published a series of blogs written by members of its Women's Land Rights Network. These short pieces feature innovative approaches to promoting women's land rights across different jurisdictions.

    To learn more and access the posts, visit Landesa here.

    INPROL members can login and find additional resources on Land & Property and Gender through the Digital...

  • The Global Judicial Integrity Network recently launched "a new series of podcasts to promote peer-learning and the exchange of good practices in strengthening and upholding judicial integrity." In this series, "Relevant experts will give their views on specific thematic issues of judicial integrity." Learn more about the initiative and access the first podcast on "Gender-Related Issues of...

  • "A radical new approach is needed in Afghanistan to build peace step-by-step. There needs to be a move beyond peace rhetoric, through a progressive, step-by-step process towards a political settlement which builds stability, confidence and legitimacy over time. The short-term objective should be a reduction in violence. The long-term objective should be to achieve a more inclusive peace...

  • "Today, 1.1 billion people around the world lack legal identity documentation. Without it, they cannot vote, access healthcare, or go to school—and are at risk of becoming stateless. Entire communities—especially the poor and members of minority groups—may lack documentation, leaving them legally and politically invisible. The lack of effective citizenship prevents millions from realizing...

  • The International Development Law Organization's "report provides an overview of the relationship between gender equality, food security and the rule of law. It examines a number of the key challenges that affect women’s food security and land rights - inadequate laws and policies, implementation failures and barriers to accessing justice - and suggests ways in which rule of law programs might...

  • The first UNODC Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants shows that migrant smuggling routes affect every part of the world. The study is based on an extensive review of existing data and literature. It presents detailed information about key smuggling routes, such as the magnitude, the profiles of smugglers and smuggled migrants, the modus operandi of smugglers and the risks that smuggled...

  • "Based on first-hand interviews with more than 160 Taliban fighters and officials, as well as civilians, this paper examines how the Taliban govern the lives of Afghans living under their rule. Taliban governance is more coherent than ever before; high-level commissions govern sectors such as finance, health, education, justice and taxation, with clear chains of command and policies from the...

  • UN Women is secretariat for the "Global Database on Violence against Women," a tool designed to: "Provide easy access to comprehensive and up-to-date information on measures undertaken by Governments to address all forms of violence against women; Increase opportunities for exchange of experiences in addressing violence against women; Strengthen the knowledge-base for effective policy...

  • "This Tool was developed [by Prison Reform International] with the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) to provide practical guidance to help monitoring bodies conduct effective visits to places of detention. The Tool contains four thematic papers, which analyse broader themes that will benefit from a comprehensive monitoring approach, and five short factsheets which provide...

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