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  • Practitioners increasingly recognize that they need a better understanding of the link between crime and conflict. Many informal accounts suggest the political power of organized crime groups in violent and fragile contexts is growing. In a video from GSDRC, Dr. Achim Wennmann explains how, in the absence of functioning institutions and strong state-society relations, organized crime groups...

  • In this podcast from Human Rights Europe blog, clinical psychologist Eleni Karayiani argues for the treatment of sex offenders as the best means of keeping communities safe.

    Listen to the full podcast here.

  • A recent report produced by the Conflict Resolution Unit at Irish Aid and DCAF reveals ten lessons learned from Ireland's Justice and Security Sector Reform efforts, ranging from the importance of considering the political economic context to considering the ways fragility and conflict flow across borders and regions.

    Read the report here.

  • The past several decades has seen the rise of internet and communications technologies (ICTs) with a myriad of justice and rule of law applications, including mapping post-election violence in Kenya, or capturing bribes in India and Pakistan. As such technologies become increasingly disseminated and normalized across humanitarian and peace building sectors, the international criminal justice...

  • In a follow up to the closing plenary morning session at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Knowledge Platform on Security and Rule of Law, Rachel Kleinfeld emphasized the need to strike balance between accountability and agility through her brilliant metaphor of how rule of law interventions should move more like sailboats instead of trains - moving towards the same end goal, with a flexible...

  • In this article, Overseas Development Institute's John Young talks to International Innovation about how the ODI Research and Policy in Development programme (RAPID) accomplishes effective knowledge sharing and policy change.

    Read the full article here.

  • In an article for Irin News, anthropologist and author of “Illegality, Inc.”, Ruben Andersson of the London School of Economics looks at how localized migration control efforts have ignored the globalization of irregular migration routes. Further, the globalization of these routes have grown in parallel with a "punitive" border security model--exported from the west--that has "empowered and...

  • The specific targeting of children is one of the grimmest new developments in the way conflicts have been waged over the past fifty years, in tandem with an increasing number of children actively participating in the violence. Stories from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and other conflict zones illustrate how violence affects the psychological health of children. 

    In a recent...

  • As security sector reform has grown from its infancy in the 1990s to its present standing as a legitimate device for post-conflict and transitional stabilization, so the programming and monitoring and evaluation methodologies have become more prolific and complicated. In an article for the Security Sector Reform Resource Centre, Dr. Anthony Welch argues that perhaps the focus on creating ever...

  • INPROL is pleased to announce the publication of a new report on "Professionalizing the Rule of Law" from the Folke Bernadotte Academcy, co-authored by INPROL's Rule of Law Research Facilitator Kristina Simion.

    The report draws upon 100 survey responses and follow-up interviews with rule of law practitioners, and a survey among participants at the Folke Bernadotte Academy rule of law...

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