Publication Summaries

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2018
REGION: Global
Conflict and Transition
“Assessing Progress Made, and the Future of Development Approaches to Preventing Violent Extremism” is a report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that logs the accomplishments, observations, and recommendations…
2018
REGION: Western Hemisphere
Human Rights Watch
Conflict and Transition Corruption Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context
In “Recycled Violence: Abuses by FARC Dissident Groups in Tumaco on Colombia’s Pacific Coast,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) examines the widespread human rights abuses perpetrated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces…
December 2018
REGION: Global
Jeffrey O'Malley and Andreas Holzinger
Formal Justice Sector Institutions General Rule of Law Vulnerable Populations
Introduction: The UNDP report, “Sexual and Gender Minorities and the Sustainable Development Goals,” by Jeffrey O’Malley et al., argues that sexual and gender minorities are among the most marginalized minority…
October 2018
REGION: Global
Jos Midas Bartman
Corruption General Rule of Law Vulnerable Populations
In “Murder in Mexico: Are Journalists Victims of General Violence or Targeted Political Violence?” Jos Midas Bartman examines the causes behind journalist deaths in Mexico. He evaluates two competing theories:…
August 2018
REGION: Global
Ronagh McQuigg
Formal Justice Sector Institutions General Rule of Law Vulnerable Populations
Ronagh McQuigg’s “Is it Time for a UN Treaty on Violence against Women?” addresses the omission of the issue of violence against women from the UN’s Convention on the Elimination…
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…
July 2018
REGION: Global
United Nations Development Programme
Formal Justice Sector Institutions General Rule of Law Rule of Law Programming Vulnerable Populations
In “What Does It Mean to Leave No One Behind?” the United Nations Development Programme explains the pledge by 193 UN Member States to “take explicit action to end extreme…
Summer 2018
REGION: Global
Matthew Taylor
Corruption General Rule of Law Rule of Law Programming
In “Getting to Accountability: A Framework for Planning & Implementing Anticorruption Strategies,” Matthew Taylor discusses the difficulty of fighting corruption and introduces an accountability framework that can be applied broadly.…
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…
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Highlighted Publications

Europe and Eurasia
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Image Source: Doyle Stevick

How Can Schools Promote Rule of Law Norms in Transitioning Societies? Lessons from Post-Communist Europe

Europe and Eurasia
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Considering the Role of Security Sector Reform and Police Reform when Tackling Organized Crime in Post-Conflict Environments

Western Hemisphere
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Transitioning to the Accusatorial Model: Addressing Challenges for Legal Education and Training in Latin America: Symposium Final Report

Sub-Saharan Africa
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A New Taxonomy for Corruption in Nigeria