Publication Summaries

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2018
REGION: Western Hemisphere
Pablo Ciocchini
Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context
Introduction In Reformers’ Unfulfilled Promises: Accountability Deficits in Argentinian Criminal Courts, Pablo Ciocchini discusses the impact of reforms in Latin American criminal courts that began in the late 1980s, namely…
June 2018
REGION: East Asia and the Pacific
Stanati Netipatalachoochote, Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi, and Ronald Holzhacker
Conflict and Transition Formal Justice Sector Institutions General Rule of Law Understanding Local Context
In “Human Rights Norm Diffusion in Southeast Asia: Roles of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Ending Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines,” Stanati Netipatalachoochote, Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi, and Ronald Holzhacker examine…
May 2018
REGION: Global
Nathaniel L. Wilson and Jeff Krentel
Conflict and Transition General Rule of Law Rule of Law Programming Understanding Local Context
In “Lessons from Strengthening Capacity in Countering Violent Extremism,” Nathaniel L. Wilson and Jeff Krentel reflect on the development, implementation, and outcomes of a U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) project…
April 2018
REGION: Global
Environment Vulnerable Populations
In Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Use of Financial Rewards, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO)—recognizing that wildlife trafficking is a large and growing transnational criminal…
2017
REGION: South Asia
Word Justice Project
Corruption Formal Justice Sector Institutions General Rule of Law Understanding Local Context
The World Justice Project recently released reports on The Rule of Law in Afghanistan and The Rule of Law in Pakistan, which aim to describe fundamental features of the rule…
2017
REGION: South Asia
Edris Arib
Corruption Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context
In “Policy, SDGs, and Fighting Corruption for the People,” Transparency International, with the support of the European Commission, used survey data to provide an analysis of Afghanistan’s compliance with the…
November 2017
REGION: Western Hemisphere
Human Rights Watch
Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context
Running out the Clock: How Guatemala’s Courts Could Doom the Fight against Impunity, produced by Human Rights Watch, describes how unjustifiable delays in judicial proceedings are undermining progress in Guatemala’s…
November 2017
REGION: East Asia and the Pacific
American Journal of Primatology
Corruption Environment Understanding Local Context
In the commentary, Orangutan Trade, Confiscations, and Lack of Prosecutions in Indonesia, Vincent Nijman argues that a weak rule of law, specifically manifested in low rates of prosecutions and lenient…
Fall 2017
REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa
Mathieu Bere
Conflict and Transition Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context
In Armed Rebellion, Violent Extremism, and the Challenges of International Intervention in Mali, Mathieu Bere argues that peacebuilding interventions in Mali will need to move beyond military engagement in order…
October 2017
REGION: Middle East and North Africa
Sarah Yerkes and Marwan Muasher
Conflict and Transition Corruption
In Tunisia’s Corruption Contagion: A Transition at Risk, authors Sarah Yerkes and Marwan Muasher detail Tunisia’s struggle to fight corruption since the 2011 revolution. Prior to 2011, corruption in Tunisia…
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