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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.

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    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...

  • The Global Judicial Integrity Network recently launched "a new series of podcasts to promote peer-learning and the exchange of good practices in strengthening and upholding judicial integrity." In this series, "Relevant experts will give their views on specific thematic issues of judicial integrity." Learn more about the initiative and access the first podcast on "Gender-Related Issues of...

  • "A radical new approach is needed in Afghanistan to build peace step-by-step. There needs to be a move beyond peace rhetoric, through a progressive, step-by-step process towards a political settlement which builds stability, confidence and legitimacy over time. The short-term objective should be a reduction in violence. The long-term objective should be to achieve a more inclusive peace...

  • "Today, 1.1 billion people around the world lack legal identity documentation. Without it, they cannot vote, access healthcare, or go to school—and are at risk of becoming stateless. Entire communities—especially the poor and members of minority groups—may lack documentation, leaving them legally and politically invisible. The lack of effective citizenship prevents millions from realizing...

  • The International Development Law Organization's "report provides an overview of the relationship between gender equality, food security and the rule of law. It examines a number of the key challenges that affect women’s food security and land rights - inadequate laws and policies, implementation failures and barriers to accessing justice - and suggests ways in which rule of law programs might...

  • The first UNODC Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants shows that migrant smuggling routes affect every part of the world. The study is based on an extensive review of existing data and literature. It presents detailed information about key smuggling routes, such as the magnitude, the profiles of smugglers and smuggled migrants, the modus operandi of smugglers and the risks that smuggled...

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