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  • This report presents and discusses what evidence exists about initiatives to promote transparency among legislators, members of parliament (MPs), and legislative processes and what impact this has had on legislative accountability.

    It can be accessed through the GSDRC by clicking here.

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  • "Corruption represents a major obstacle to reaching all the SDG goals as it hampers economic growth and increases poverty, depriving the most marginalised groups of equitable access to vital services such as healthcare, education and water and sanitation. Nor is corruption only an issue for low-income states; rich countries must take action on cross-border corruption, foreign bribery, tax...

  • The number of civilians killed and injured in the Afghanistan conflict during the first six months of 2017 persisted at the same record high levels as last year, according to a mid-year report from the United Nations. Extreme harm to civilians continued amid a worsening toll from suicide attacks, and a greater impact on women and children.

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  • The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs recently added a new lecture by Mr. Antony Anghie on the subject of 'Third World Approaches to International Law' to the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Audiovisual Library seeks to provide international law training and research opportunities to the widest possible audience around the world...

  • The Institute for Criminal Policy Research's thirty-ninth edition of the International Prison News Digest was recently released. The Digest is a selection of news items from around the world on prison and the use of imprisonment. It aims to cover all regions and include new developments in policy and practice, as well as information from official and intergovernmental bodies.

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  • "Serious crimes—such as violent extremism, political violence, organized crime, and corruption—fuel violent conflict and thwart peacebuilding efforts. Fragile states with weak institutions and governance are unable to stem the tide of threats that serious crimes pose to peace. The consequences are all too evident across the globe: countries engulfed in political turmoil, conflicts that spiral...

  • ConstitutionNet Updates provide information on all news, analyses, events and new resources listed on www.ConstitutionNet.org in a given month. To view the latest update, click here.

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  • The International Journal for Court Administration has released a new issue through its online platform. Articles include:

    • “Court Administration in Europe – Management in a Different Context” by Philip Langbroek;
    • “Drug Treatment Courts and Their Progeny: Overcoming Their Winding Trajectory to Make the Concept work for the Long Term” by Caroline Cooper;
    • “When Special...

  • "With the growing institutionalization of the field of international criminal justice in the second-half of the twentieth century, truth in the aftermath of situations of mass atrocity has become increasingly judicialized. This symposium brings together scholars from a diversity of disciplinary backgrounds to reflect on the truth-telling function of international criminal courts and tribunals...

  • As tactics in warfare have evolved, soldiers have relied more than ever on their right to self-defense to justify their actions in conflict environments - but how (if at all) does this right fit into International Humanitarian Law? Erica Gaston of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) recently authored a detailed research report on this issue.

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