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  • Raquel Yrigoyen Fajardo and Karabo Ozah talk about traditional justice systems in video interviews recorded at the 2017 ICJ Geneva Forum.

    Dr. Raquel Yrigoyen Fajardo, Lawyer and Professor at the Law Faculty of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and founding member of the International Institute on Law and Society (IIDS), describes the survival and contemporary recognition of...

  • According to the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) recently launched 'Migration Data Portal,' there are currently 257.7 million migrants in the world. Refresh your memory on the legal framework around migrant rights through the IOM's 'Migration Law Database' and its collection of related UN Documents.

    INPROL members can login and find additional resources on...

  • "Corruption is often uncritically assumed to be part of the way things work in transitional and post-conflict countries. Corruption is even argued to be beneficial to development, in that it “greases the wheels of bureaucracy” and gets things done. Under pressure to establish short-term stability in post-conflict settings, peace-builders and negotiators will sometimes make deals with the power...

  • Photo Credit: Vincent van Zeijst. The International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands. 20 March 2011. http://bit.ly/2utIoAW.

    Last week the International Criminal Court adopted a resolution activating its jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. Learn more about the implications of this decision through an EJIL: Talk! blog by Oxford University's Dapo Akande, available here...

  • "The International Criminal Court in The Hague commands the greatest attention within the international justice movement, but it exists alongside a diverse range of national and regional tribunals developed to deliver accountability in the aftermath of conflict. Some of these national, ad hoc, and internationalized courts and tribunals have recorded major successes. Others have struggled,...

  • The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces' International Security Sector Advisory Team has developed a series of online courses that are available to professionals currently working on, or interested in, Security Sector Reform and/or related topics in the areas of security, defence, police, justice, conflict management and peace support operations. All courses include...

  • "This paper is based on a detailed review of six private sector industries. It brings together a combination of desk-based reporting and interviews with officials from relevant private and public industries. The report lays out in greater detail the evidence around the scale and nature of organised crime’s infiltration of the private sector; it will examine the nature of responses highlighting...

  • The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) just released a new publication for practitioners working with victims of human rights abuses. Drawing on comparative research from across diverse jurisdictions, it offers practical guidance for improving reparation application processes.

    Learn more about the project and access the guide through the ICTJ website, here.

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  • Substate constitutions are broadly understood as written legal instruments that limit and structure political power at the substate level, with legal supremacy regarding other substate laws. Their primary goals are to define the specific governance system of the substate entity, and often to codify citizen rights within its territory. They may also serve to delineate the political community...

  • The Human Rights Documentation Toolkit is a multidisciplinary, interactive online portal providing human rights documenters with existing documentation resources and tools, broadly accepted practices, and ongoing support from other documentation stakeholders.

    Developed by a Consortium of ten organizations with experience in human rights detection, the Toolkit can be found here, or...

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