Publication Summaries

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November 2017
REGION: East Asia and the Pacific
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…
October 2017
REGION: Europe and Eurasia
Corruption Vulnerable Populations
In "In Custody: Police Torture and Abductions in Turkey," Human Rights Watch (HRW) examines torture of detainees in the custody of Turkish police, as well as enforced disappearances of civilians…
June 23, 2017
REGION: South Asia
UN Human RIghts Council
Conflict and Transition Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
The report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers on her mission to Sri Lanka, released in June 2017, outlines the country’s political context and justice…
2017
REGION: Western Hemisphere
Sarah Chayes
Corruption Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
In “When Corruption Is the Operating System: The Case of Honduras,” author Sarah Chayes paints a detailed picture of Honduras’s struggle with a corruption apparatus that has infiltrated some of…
2017
REGION: Central Asia
Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
Amnesty International’s (AI) “In the Line of Duty: Harassment, Prosecution and Imprisonment of Lawyers in Tajikistan” details recent harassment, detention, and prosecution of lawyers involved in politically sensitive cases in…
April 21, 2017
REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa
Rule of Law Collaborative
Conflict and Transition Corruption Formal Justice Sector Institutions Rule of Law Programming Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
View the Full Report Sub-Saharan Africa (“the region”) is the youngest region in the world, and its youth population is growing rapidly. A common narrative depicts Africa’s youth as a…
April 2017
REGION: Global
Laura Goodwin and Vivek Maru
Formal Justice Sector Institutions General Rule of Law Rule of Law Programming Vulnerable Populations
In “What Do We Know about Legal Empowerment? Mapping the Evidence,” Laura Goodwin and Vivek Maru provide an overview of existing knowledge regarding the effects of civil society-led legal empowerment…
March 2017
REGION: East Asia and the Pacific
Transparency International
Corruption Understanding Local Context
Transparency International’s report, People and Corruption: Asia Pacific, outlines detailed results of extensive survey research on perceptions and experiences of corruption across the Asia Pacific region. The report is part…
2017
REGION: East Asia and the Pacific
Glenn Maail
Corruption Understanding Local Context
In “Open Data and the Fight Against Corruption in Indonesia,” Transparency International and the World Wide Web Foundation assess Indonesia’s performance in meeting commitments stated in the G20 Anti-Corruption Open…
2016
REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa
Caroline Lamwaka, edited by Ronald Atkinson *USC ROLC Faculty
Conflict and Transition Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
The Raging Storm: A Reporter’s Inside Account of the Northern Uganda War 1986-2005, by Ugandan journalist Caroline Lamwaka, details the war between the Ugandan government forces, the National Resistance Army…
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Highlighted Publications

Western Hemisphere
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Perspectives on Mexico's Criminal Justice System: ¿What Do Its Operators Think?

Western Hemisphere
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The Public Defender as International Transplant

East Asia and the Pacific
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Corruption and Wildlife Trafficking: Three Case Studies Involving Asia

East Asia and the Pacific
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Thirsting For Justice: Transparency and Poor People’s Struggle for Clean Water in Indonesia, Mongolia, and Thailand