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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Late last week the UN Security Council held a debate assessing the progress of  the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and for Rwanda (ICTR).

    ICTY President Theodor Meren, reported continued progress towards the Tribunal's Completion Strategy. Over the course of two decades, he said the ICTY had generated extensive caselaw and helped to end impunity for...

  • While violence from organized crime is widely acknowledged as a destabilizing force, money has increasingly become the preferred tool for criminal networks to influence politics. Organized crime networks influence elections and political decisions by strategically directing money at key local and national political figures and organizations. Globalization has exacerbated the problem, creating...

  • In 1950 the UN General Assembly declared December 10th International Human Rights Day to bring to the attention "of the peoples of the world" the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

    This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (...

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