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  • As part of the Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR) virtual issue, Law and Inequalities: Global and Local, Digital Editorial Fellow Sean Mallin interviewed Susan Bibler Coutin and Sally Engle Merry regarding the trajectories of their work in relation to law and inequalities. In doing so, their discussion covered a number of conceptual issues related to developments in socio-legal...

  • A five-day course, called “Toward a Rule of Law Culture: Exploring Effective Responses to Justice and Security Challenges,” from the United Staes Institute of Peace is designed for criminal justice authorities, including senior judges, prosecutors, police officers and prison officials, as well as for defense lawyers, members of oversight bodies and other civil society representatives.

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  • Thursday, December 17 2015, the plenary of the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the revised UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners – to be known as the ‘Nelson Mandela Rules’.

    Download a copy of the Nelson Mandela Rules (available in multiple languages) here, and a marked version showing the substantive revisions to the Rules here.

    Penal Reform...

  • A Handbook on Human Security, a case study report on Local Ownership in Security, a Policy Brief and two videos were launched at the 9-11 December 2015 conference in The Hague at the Civil-Military Cooperation Center of Excellence (CCOE).

    The Handbook includes 10 modules and 31 lessons with reading and training notes for each lesson, including exercises and scenarios. Each lesson is...

  • Reinventing the Rules blog has published a detailed review of a 2015 report written by Alex Batesmith, "Improving the Effectiveness of International Lawyers in Rule of Law and Transitional Justice Projects." Published by the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University, this short publication provides practical advice and explains why training attorneys on cross-cultural skills are...

  • A recent publication from the Institute for Integrated Transitions draws on past experiences of conflict-affected countries to offer a framework that can be adapted and applied to different contexts. Authors Seth Kaplan & Mark Freeman build on the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States and the Sustainable Development Goals. Part I explains the main challenges of fragile states in...

  • As the main interface between the state and the people, public administration has a key role and obligation as a duty bearer to uphold international human rights principles and standards and to ensure equal access for all to quality services. Each country’s constitution sets the rules of the game for public administration through ensuring that decision-making follows a clear set of procedures...

  • War Crimes Prosecution Watch is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that compiles official documents and articles from major news sources detailing and analyzing salient issues pertaining to the investigation and prosecution of war crimes throughout the world. Curated by the Case Western University School of Law and the Public International Law and Policy Group, the newsletter includes regional news,...

  • Restoring the justice and prison systems back to working order is an essential and often urgent task for post-conflict states. In this expert blog for PRI, Terry Hackett, Warden of Pacific Institution in British Columbia (BC), Canada, draws on his recent research into civil society action in justice and correctional reform in Rwanda after the genocide of the early 1990s, to demonstrate the...

  • Thank you to all the members who kindly participated in INPROL’s 2015 Member Survey.  Through the survey, we gained great insight from members on a range of issues including:

    1. How we are meeting members’ needs and how we can do better;
    2. How we can better facilitate networking and engagement between members;
    3. Ways in which we can improve the website, its content and...

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