Publication Summaries

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2019
REGION: Global
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
General Rule of Law Rule of Law Programming Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
The joint UNESCO-UNODC publication, “Strengthening the Rule of Law through Education: A Guide for Policymakers,” was developed by both UNESCO’s Education Sector and UNODC’s Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, in…
2018
REGION: Global
United Nations Development Programme
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…
May 2019
REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa
Valeriya Mechkova and Ruth Carlitz
Environment General Rule of Law Vulnerable Populations
The article “Gendered Accountability: When and Why Do Women’s Policy Priorities Get Implemented?” by Valeriya Mechkova and Ruth Carlitz, examines the relationship between women in positions of political power and…
March 29, 2019
REGION: Middle East and North Africa, South Asia
Steven E. Steiner and Danielle Robertson
Conflict and Transition Rule of Law Programming Understanding Local Context
In USIP’s Special Report, “Reaching a Durable Peace in Afghanistan and Iraq: Learning from Investments in Women’s Programming,” Steven E. Steiner and Danielle Robertson apply lessons learned from women’s programming…
2019
REGION: Central Asia
Karolina Kluczewska
Rule of Law Programming Understanding Local Context
In “How to Translate ‘Good Governance’ into Tajik? An American Good Governance Fund and Norm Localisation in Tajikistan,” Karolina Kluczewska draws upon a case study of a good governance project…
January 12, 2019
REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa
Jibrin Ubale Yahaya and Musa Mohammed Bello
Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context
In “The Impact of Vigilantism and Crime Control in Contemporary Nigeria: A Case Study of Gezawa Local Government Area, Kano State, Nigeria," Jibrin Ubale Yahaya and Musa Mohammed Bello present…
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…
December 6, 2018
REGION: Western Hemisphere
Kiel Downey
Formal Justice Sector Institutions General Rule of Law Rule of Law Programming Understanding Local Context
Symposium Report (English) Informe Final (Español) From September 5-7, 2018, ROLC and INL held the JUSTRAC symposium “Transitioning to the Accusatorial Model: Addressing Challenges for Legal Education and Training in…
October 2018
REGION: Western Hemisphere
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:…
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Highlighted Publications

Europe and Eurasia
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Promoting the Rule of Law in the Post-Soviet Region through State and Non-State Collaboration: Symposium Final Report

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

Sub-Saharan Africa
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Violent Extremism and Community Policing in Tanzania

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