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  • The European Commission has adopted a set of concrete and practical measures that are to be implemented over the next five years, aimed at eradicating the trafficking of human beings. The strategy includes prevention, protection and support of the victims, as well as prosecution of the traffickers. It identifies five priorities and outlines a series of initiatives for each of them, such as:...

  • A growing number of women are getting involved in organised crime as participants, rather than victims. The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) analyses this surge in female gang membership and involvement in transnational organised crime, noting that, despite trends, we lack a gender-conscious approach to studying organised crime, failing to take account of how or why women become involved...

  • In USIP's Olive Branch series, Colette Rausch, director of the Rule of Law Center of Innovation, blogs about her participation in a conference in Yemen on transitional justice and on how best Yemen can address past abuses in a way that holds perpetrators accountable, compensates for past wrongs, prevents future abuses and promotes social healing and reconciliation.

  • Health care settings should be places where human rights are realized. Yet, across the world, health systems often serve as venues of punishment, coercion, and violations of basic human rights, sometimes amounting to torture or cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment. This abuse is especially prevalent in the care of socially marginalized groups—people living with HIV, ethnic minorities,...

  • Listen to an audio clip of a seminar at the Institute for Security Studies which discusses some of the challenges and progress made by the International Criminal Court over the past 10 years, contemplating issues such as the court's lack of universal membership, controversial case referrals and its perceived focus on Africa.

  • USIP's Hamid Khan, senior program officer for the Rule of Law Center, discusses the challenges Afghanistan faces in instituting a formal system of justice. The blog, part of USIP's Olive Branch series, can be found below.

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  • USIP's Jon Temin blogs about the verdict in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who was recently sentenced to 50 years in prison by the Special Court for Sierra Leone. The blog, a part of USIP's Olive Branch series, is below.

     

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  • Innovating Justice's Sam Muller, Director of the Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law, blogs about the potential value of Rule of law indicators but also cautions that there are risks to relying on them. 

  • An online platform that helps to design programs against gender-based violence continues to expand its scope - and its users. The Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls has a new campaigning module. 

    The Centre is a unique global knowledge initiative managed by UN Women.  It currently offers resources in English, French and Spanish on topics that span health,...

  • The report found that donors have helped to create institutional support to combat corruption but that, despite efforts, it has not actually resulted in less corruption. It nonetheless commend the fact that corruption has become a more broadly discussed topic and that grassroots efforts have demonstrated a cultural shift in thinking and strengthened local accountability to some extent. Misuse...

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