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  • In December 2010, Kiran Bedi spoke at TED about a different way to view Policing and Corrections within Justice Systems - the Power to Prevent.

    Before she retired in 2007, Kiran Bedi was one of India’s top cops. As the first and highest-ranking female officer in the national police force, she earned a reputation for being tough yet innovative on the job. Her efforts to prevent crime,...

  • On March 6, 2012 twelve UN Agencies - including the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the UN Development Programme, and UN Women - called on states to close compulsory drug detention and rehabilitation centers. Instead, the agencies promoted the use of voluntary, evidence-informed and rights-based health and social services that take place within communities. You can read more on the join...

  • Recent Congressional Testimony and news items have refocused attention on Sudan and South Sudan. This has raised issues of violence, the need for increased security, and devleping better governnace practices. In addition, the issue of constitution making is becoming more prominent.

     

    Next Tuesday, the United States Institute of Peace will host an event, Constitution Making in the...

  • Every Wednesday, the INPROL Team will highlight news and resources related to our Country Pages. Check back each wednesday for the latest updates.

     

    Today, we are highlighting a new resource in our Afghanistan Country Page Digital Library: Lessons from Women's Programs in Afghanistan and Iraq, the latest Special Report by the United States Institute of Peace. It illuminates the...

  • INPROL is excited to unveil our Practical Tuesdays, where we will highlight new and useful tools for Rule of Law Practitioners. Check back each Tuesday for a new Tool.

     

    Today, we are highlighting the upcoming American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiatives latest Access to Justice Assessment Toolkit. Tomorrow, the American Society of International Law is hosting the public...

  • Over the course of the next several days, the INPROL team will unveil features on our news, twitter and facebook pages. Today, we are beginning with our Fun Day Mondays, where we will highlight new and interesting innovations in the rule of law field. Check back each Monday.

     

    In July 2011, Karen Tse, of International Bridges to Justice, delivered a TED Talk on mechanisms to end...

  • The the International Security Sector Advisory Team at Geneva Cetre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces's Community of Practice recently posted a blog about the new book, International Law in Domestic Courts: Rule of Law Reform in Post-Conflict Countries. The book editors, Edda Kristjánsdóttir, André Nollkaemper and Cedric Ryngaert, hosted a book launch last week.

    In answering a...

  • Today marks a milestone in International Criminal Law, as the International Criminal Court delivered its first verdict. A three-judge panel found Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of conspiring in the war crimes of conscripting and enlisting child soldiers under the age of 15 into the conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo during 2002 to 2003. The Court will then hold a separate hearing to...

  • This past week, the United States Institute of Peace's Rule of Law Center released its video, What is Rule of Law? It highlights a ground-up, people centered approach to the Rule of Law. We invited you to view the video.

  • Today marks the 101st International Women’s Day. INPROL would like to take this opportunity to recognize the significant advancements we have made in promoting equal gender rights through rule of law, as well as the strides made in promoting the equality of women in the field. Here is a highlight of what our INPROL partners are doing to promote gender equality:

    The United States...

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