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  • "This Primer discusses the constitutional regulation of emergency powers. Any country can experience public emergencies arising from war, invasion, armed uprisings, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, epidemics, or other types of crisis or catastrophe. Democratic states, however, may face particular challenges in dealing with emergencies because the legally guaranteed rights and...

  • "Today, international courts (ICs) are seemingly under pressure from a range of actors, including states, civil society and even legal professionals. At least that is the impression one gets from reading the press and specialised international law blogs. The question is, however, whether such conclusions are premature or are depicting an exaggerated picture of the state of international legal...

  • "The redeveloped  SSR Backgrounder App is an easily accessible, concise, “first-stop” resource for practitioners and policy-makers who seek both focused and comprehensive insights into the fundamentals of good security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). The latest version of the app offers many new features and materials:

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  • This article seeks to explain why some high-capacity democracies have high levels of internal violence. These regimes present a puzzle: Why are bureaucratically capable states that ostensibly answer to voters failing to provide security? Challenging the “weak states” paradigm, we argue that states with high capacity and significant violence within marginalized populations exhibit a governance...

  • "In 2017, opium cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high with an estimated 328,000 hectares, up 63 per cent compared with 201,000 hectares in 2016... According to the latest survey report released today by UNODC, last year's record levels of production has led to unprecedented levels of potential heroin production. From the 2017 opium harvest, some 550-900 tons of heroin of export...

  • The Global Women's Leadership Initiative Index (part of the Women in Public Service Project) "shows us where women are in governments around the world, how much power they hold and how they got to their positions of leadership...[It] explore[s] the data through three pillars – pathways, positions and power – to understand the correlations between different variables, decisions and policies and...

  • "Although youth are key political and social stakeholders who have much to contribute to—and gain from—transitional justice processes, they often remain marginalized from such processes or are given only a limited and predetermined space in which to engage. In recent years, the peacebuilding field, in reflecting on what it means to meaningfully engage youth, has advanced a more nuanced...

  • This report reviews progress and obstacles in the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's initiatives to counter corruption. It is available from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in both English and Dari. A press release on the report is available in English, Dari and Pashto. To access these resources, click here.

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  • "Global Prison Trends 2018 is the fourth edition in... [Prison Reform International's] annual flagship Global Prison Trends series, which identifies topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice."

    For more information regarding this report, visit Prison Reform International's website here.

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  • "Governments can only be effective if the people in government – that is its civil servants – are motivated and able to implement policy and services well. In many developing countries, this remains a remote aspiration...Reform progress has been hampered in part by the lack of robust evidence on ‘what works in civil service management’...To shed light on this, we surveyed 23,000 civil servants...

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