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  • "Child marriage in Afghanistan persists at rates that suggest at least one in three young girls will be married before they turn 18. However, it is not a well-researched phenomenon in this context, and gaps in knowledge regarding prevalence, practice and drivers remain. The primary objective of this report, prepared on behalf of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s Ministry...

  • "The first draft of one of the most important international human rights treaties of recent years, and instrument addressing on business and human rights has just been released in Geneva by Ecuador’s Ambassador acting as Chair of the process..."

    Learn more about the draft convention through Opinio Juris's two part blog, accessible here.

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  • "Afghanistan this year adopted a new penal code that moves the country toward meeting international standards on criminal justice. At the same time, it underscores the continued difficulties of reinforcing rights for Afghan women and girls. One reflection of this is its preservation of the discredited practice of “virginity testing”—a decision that Afghan women increasingly have opposed."...

  • The United States Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for a program entitled the “Justice Sector Training, Research, and Coordination Plus (JusTRAC+)." Applications will be accepted through mid-August. For additional information, click here, or download the attached notice.

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  • The International Organization for Migration has released a number of valuable publications this years for law enforcement officers and policymakers. These include: 'Migration Policy Practice (Vol. VIII)' - a series of articles on refugee resettlement; 'Promoting Innovative Ideas and Supporting New Models of Cooperation in Addressing Migrant Smuggling' - a report summarizing high level...

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    Reflections on the US Trial System for Afghan Rule of Law Practitioners

    A Blog by Mohammad Khalid Noorzad

    In this blog, Mr. Khalid Noorzad shares his experience and observations from a collaborative workshop that brought Afghan, Uzbek, and US justice sector actors together to learn about the US trial system and criminal...

  • "A law on the elimination of violence against women has been in place in Afghanistan since 2009, but Afghan women’s access to justice remains severely inadequate, finds a new report released...by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The report, ‘Injustice and Impunity: Mediation of Criminal Offences of Violence against Women,’ documents the individual experiences of Afghan women,...

  • In a recent guest post to the Global Anticorruption Blog, Enestor Dos Santos (principal economist at BBVA Research) outlines an innovative method for measuring perceptions of corruption through Google search trends.

    Click here to learn more.

    INPROL members can login and find additional resources on Corruption through the Digital Library. If you are not yet a member of INPROL,...

  • In this post for Devpolicy Blog, Michelle Nayahamui Rooney reflects on her experience sharing her research with a diverse community and broadening its impacts. Pulling from the world of development, it is also a great thought piece for rule of law practitioners reflecting on how to connect back to their collaborators and amplify the power of their own research projects.

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  • In June Landesa published a series of blogs written by members of its Women's Land Rights Network. These short pieces feature innovative approaches to promoting women's land rights across different jurisdictions.

    To learn more and access the posts, visit Landesa here.

    INPROL members can login and find additional resources on Land & Property and Gender through the Digital...

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