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  • The Security Council issued 1,557 demands to conflict parties in civil wars in the 15 years following the end of the Cold War, through its resolutions. Using data from their Security Council Compliance Database, a new report from the International Peace Institute (IPI) found that, while the levels of compliance with these demands varied, there was a slight increase in compliance over time.The...

  • Afghanistan: Despite years of effort by Afghan and international rights advocates, progress in obtaining justice for abused women in Afghanistan appeared to have stalled according to a report released by the United Nations. 

    Asia: A report by the Asian Human Rights Commission says justice institutions in several Asian states contribute to the negation of rights and hamper the rule of...

  • Expanding the Rule of Law Skillset: Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Beyond

    By Marie Mainil, Business and Product Development Consultant, The Amani Institute

    At a recent gathering of the United Nations International Crime Research Institute in Torino, I had an interesting conversation with Judge Wolfgang Schomberg, a prominent international judge best known for his work at...

  • As community policing is used more and more frequently as a means to improve access to justice the Overseas Development Institute has embarked on a project intended to better understand community policing practices across countries, and the contextual factors that shape them. The Securing Communities Project includes a background paper, literature review and, most recently a case study of...

  • One of the principal arguments in favor of international criminal justice is the claim that publicly prosecuting those who commit the worst international crimes will deter potential future perpetrators from similar actions. In recent piece on the Justice in Conflict blog, Mark Kersten argues using a deterrence argument to rally support for the cause of international justice is misguided. He...

  • The rise in use of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in conflict zones has been accompanied by growing concern over their involvement in incidents of ill-treatment of prisoners and civilian casualties from the use of force. Much of the debate has focused on a perceived "legal void" around these companies' conduct - that is, the idea that PMSCs escape accountability for their...

  • Transparency International is sponsoring a Corruption Reporting award as part of the 2014 One World Media Awards. The goal is to highlight and encourage the coverage of corruption around the world.

    The 2014 Awards are now open for entries, with a closing deadline of January 29. Click here to see how to enter and here to see all this year's categories, which include the first...

  • FREDERICK K. COX
    INTERNATIONAL LAW CENTER

    War Crimes Prosecution Watch

    Volume 8 - Issue 19
    December 16, 2013

    Editor in Chief
    Hilarie Henry

    Managing...

  • Much has been made over the UN's decision to authorize forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo to neutralize armed groups. Many have drawn a direct link between this broad mandate and the defeat of M23. In a blog post for the Stimson Center, William Durch says that the real difference in the UN's DRC mission might not be a broader mandate for UN forces, but the decision to bring regional...

  • Afghanistan: Afghans cite insecurity, corruption and unemployment as the three biggest issues in Afghanistan today

    Afghanistan: Corruption and inaction by judicial officials leads many Afghans to turn to the Taliban for justice.

    Africa: An unprecedented eleven country study concluded public broadcasting in Africa has a long way to go if it is to align with continental and...

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