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  • Afghanistan: "In general, religious actors are not perceived as possible contributors to civil society. In Afghanistan, where religion permeates society and politics, and where religious leaders and networks bear considerable influence, this is particularly problematic," write Kristian Berg Harpviken and Kaja Borchgrevink for Peace Research Institute Oslo blog. "There is a need for a thorough...

  • "We are witnessing nothing less than a revolution in international policy-thinking," writes David Chandler in an article published on Stability: the International Journal of Security & Development, "with a shift from imagining that international policy-makers can solve development/security problems through the export or transfer of policy practices or their imposition through...

  • Cambodia: Cambodia’s draft election laws violate basic human rights and democratic norms and should be substantially revised before being presented to the National Assembly for a vote, Human Rights Watch said.

    Colombia: In this short contribution OpenDemocracy sets out concerns that the current Senate Bill (number 85 of 2013, submitted to Congress by Defence Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón...

  • On March 26th, the World Justice Project (WJP) will launch the WJP Open Government Index™ 2015, the first effort to measure government openness based on the general public’s perspective. The Index uses four dimensions to measure government openness: publicized laws and government data, right to information, civic participation, and complaint mechanisms.

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  • This Friday, March 27, 2015, INPROL will launch a new Practitioners Guide on How to Ensure Project Sustainability, written by INPROL Rule of Law Facilitator Ms. Ena Dion. A result of 67 interviews featuring 27 rule of law projects from Northern Ireland, Colombia, and Afghanistan, the new Guide encourages deeper considerations of the short and long term impacts of systematized decision making,...

  • Brazil: On March 15 thousands of Brazilians [took] to the streets to protest corruption. The scandal unfolding at Petrobras, the country’s oil giant, has exposed a web of deceit that involved alleged bribery and kickbacks among top politicians and top businesses.  Thirty-four sitting politicians and 18 companies linked to the scandal face investigations.

    Cote d'Ivoire: This past week,...

  • New publication "Building Peace in Permanent War," from the Transnational Institute, explores the impact of counter-terrorism policies, particularly terrorist listing, on peacebuilding practice. Based on research from Somalia, Israel/Palestine, and Turkey/Kurdistan, the report demonstrates how the work of local and international peacebuilders has been affected by counter-terrorism.

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  • Afghanistan: As Afghanistan's nascent democracy works to establish the rule of law across the country, it finds itself contending with the ways that Islamic law converges and diverges from the tribal norms that shape the settling of disputes outside Kabul. Based on surveys conducted in Afghanistan, a United States Institute of Peace report by Hamid M. Khan examines the points of tension and...

  • Reducing violent crime is critical to sustainable development, the top United Nations anti-crime official told the General Assembly Wednesday, spotlighting that while global progress has been made in combatting the scourge, homicide levels in low and lower-middle income countries have increased by 10 per cent over the last decade.

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  • From the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations’ peacekeeping missions must make greater use of technological advances in order to better confront the dynamic challenges of the 21st century, according to a group of UN experts.

    The findings of the five-member Expert Panel on Technology and Innovation, led by peace and security expert...

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