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  • "Produced by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and Penal Reform International (PRI), this document provides guidance for implementing the revised UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, known as the UN Nelson Mandela Rules. The Guidance Document is the result of a joint project by ODIHR and PRI that is designed to assist states in...

  • "Some war crimes are so bad they can literally be seen from space. And having eyes in the sky is becoming one of the essential tools for groups trying to identify, document – and perhaps even prevent – human rights abuses across the planet."

    To learn more about using satellite imagery to document atrocities, visit the Sydney Morning Herald's website, here.

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  • "One of the main goals of Afghanistan launching a new voter registration process – a key provision of the 2014 National Unity Government Agreement – was to more accurately match the number of ballot papers to the number of voters in any given area. It was hoped this would reduce the opportunities for ballot stuffing. However, a review of the registration statistics released by the Independent...

  • "Companies working in complex environments face many challenges around their areas of operations. These challenges can undermine the safety and security of their operations and staff while also affecting the human rights of local communities. Business and human rights, security sector reform (SSR) as well as the wider security and development communities have developed – at times individually...

  • "Reforming the Afghan National Police has been one of the most important and challenging jobs in post-2001 Afghanistan. The paper will highlight the mission success and failure through in-depth interviews and surveys from the mission staff, trainees, counterparts and other officials."

    To read more, visit the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit website, and download the report here...

  • "Wednesday 18 July saw the launch of the 3rd edition of A Human Rights Approach to Prison Management: Handbook for Prison Staff, co-authored by Professor Andrew Coyle, Emeritus Professor of Prison Studies at the University of London, and Helen Fair, Research Fellow at the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) at Birkbeck. The Handbook is based on the internationally agreed standards...

  • "The international community, in partnership with the Afghan government, has devoted significant resources to combatting human trafficking in Afghanistan. This funding and attention has generated some significant gains, including the passing of new anti-trafficking legislation, the launch of awareness-raising campaigns, the provision of specialized training for government officials and the...

  • "How do you get a woman to report to the police that she's been assaulted or abused if she doesn't trust the police to take action? That, says activist Jamila Juna, is a serious problem in Zanzibar."

    This article from National Public Radio offers insights on one initiative to build accountability amongst police, in a setting where violations of women's rights often go unreported or...

  • "So-called “corruption proofing” is an ex ante preventive measure that entails review of the form and substance of legal acts (principally statutes or regulations) in order to minimize the risk of future corruption. It is a relatively new strategy in the anticorruption toolkit..."

    To read more, visit the Global Anticorruption Blog here.

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  • "The World Justice Project's [WJP] Resource Hub is a searchable directory of leading organizations working on rule of law issues worldwide. The WJP Resource Hub was built to connect ordinary people as well as practitioners and experts to local and regional organizations working on government accountability, human rights, security, access to justice, anti-corruption, open government, and other...

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