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  • Over 150 new constitutions have been created since 1975, and as many as 20 national constitutions are reformed or adopted each year. Recent months and the ‘Arab Spring’ have proven that this development continues. This year alone, constitutional reforms have been, or are, on the agenda in Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Nepal, Southern Sudan, Zimbabwe and now Libya.

    For Interpeace's 2011...

  • On March 14, 2012, INPROL’s Director Vivienne O’Connor discussed the role of trauma in rule of law in light of the situation in Libya in USIP’s Olive Branch. She raises the important issue in how to address trauma with national stakeholders while trying to build rule of law capacity immediately after conflict. The blog is provided below.

    On the Ground in Libya: How PTSD Affects...

  • The Open Society Justice Initiative recently released their latest publication, Improving Pretrial Justice: The Role of Lawyers and Paralegals. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the positive impact that early intervention by lawyers and paralegals can have on pretrial justice generally—and on the use of pretrial detention in particular—and to provide a guide to the ways in which...

  • Stop Search is a new play that examines the human story behind stop-and-search police powers in the United Kingdom. It is a story about the impact of police Stop and Search powers; of the tense drama young people must play out in the public space. It's all over the news but how does it feel to be right in the thick of it?

    Two happy families are thrown together by celebration and...

  •  UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE

    RULE OF LAW PRACTITIONERS COURSE

    May, 7 2012 - May 11, 2012

    Washington, DC

    Background

    In conflict and post-conflict states, the re-establishment of the rule of law is regarded as a first-order priority in preventing future conflict and in ensuring sustainable peace and security. It is also seen as a key...

  • Former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, was convicted this morning of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Sierra Leonean civil war (1991 – 2002). The verdict issued by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), sitting in The Hague, marks an important conviction in international criminal law. Taylor is the first former African head of state to be tried...

  • The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Strategic Police Matters Unit, an INPROL Partner, and the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR),  the Secretariat’s Transnational Threat Department (TNT), and the Action against Terrorism Unit (ATU) are jointly hosting an online discussion on Preventing Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism and...

  • The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, an INPROL affiliate organization, developed the Toolkit to Combat Smuggling of Migrants that is designed as a compendium of promising practices that States can adopt as measures to counteract organized criminal syndicates, address the vulnerability of smuggled migrants, amongst the many other factors that States face in implementing the Migrant...

  • For Rule of Law Practitioners looking to expand their knowledge of Property and Land issues, look no further! From May 21, 2012 to May 24, 2012, the United States Institute of Peace, an INPROL Partner, is conducting its Land, Property, and Conflict Course. You can apply for the course today.

    Disputes and grievances over land and property are implicated in practically all conflicts. This...

  • Peacekeeping often takes place in environments where war crimes and other serious violations of international law have been committed or are still being committed. It is therefore important that international actors present in these areas - whether journalists, observers, or peacekeepers – understand how they can best assist the work of international criminal courts, tribunals and transitional...

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