Publication Summaries

September 2016
REGION: Europe and Eurasia
Stefanie Grant
Formal Justice Sector Institutions General Rule of Law Vulnerable Populations
The publication, “Dead and Missing Migrants: The Obligations of European States Under International Human Rights Law,” by Stefanie Grant, addresses a significant gap in international human rights law regarding migration:…
September 2016
REGION: Europe and Eurasia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Lilian Dang and Abby Riley
Corruption Understanding Local Context
In their article “Freedom of Information as an Anticorruption Tool: Lessons for Afghanistan,” Lillian Dang and Abby Riley look at examples of successful approaches to using freedom of information (FOI)…
August 2016
REGION: Middle East and North Africa
Khitam Al-khaykanee
Conflict and Transition Vulnerable Populations
“Justice and Security Needs in Iraq after ISIL,” by Khitam Al-Khaykanee of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), discusses concerns facing the three-and-a-half million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in…
July 28, 2016
REGION: Middle East and North Africa
Rule of Law Collaborative
Conflict and Transition Formal Justice Sector Institutions General Rule of Law Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
View Full Report Countering violent extremism (CVE) has emerged as an increasingly important part of foreign policy in recent years. Official sources articulate CVE as distinct from counter-terrorism (CT), but…
April 2016
REGION: Western Hemisphere
Jessica Walsh
Corruption Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context
In “A Double-Edged Sword: Judicial Independence and Accountability in Latin America,” author Jessica Walsh addresses the issues of public perceptions of judicial corruption and threats to judicial independence in Latin…
Spring 2016
REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa
Michael D. Beevers
Conflict and Transition Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
In “Securing Forests for Peace and Development in Postconflict Liberia,” Michael Beevers analyzes the impact that security and development have had on peace by analyzing the marketization of Liberia’s forests.…
April 2016
REGION: Global
Amnesty International
Formal Justice Sector Institutions
Amnesty International’s 2015 “International Death Sentences and Executions Report” reveals two contrasting global developments. In 2015, four countries abolished the death penalty, the highest annual number in almost a decade,…
Winter 2016
REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa
Tamar Ezer
Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
Tamar Ezer’s “Forging a Path for Women’s Rights in Customary Law” outlines the importance of customary law in advancing women’s rights. Ezer’s piece draws on examples of customary law issues…
December 31, 2015
REGION: Western Hemisphere
Rule of Law Collaborative
Formal Justice Sector Institutions General Rule of Law
View Full Report Increasing violence in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—known collectively as the “Northern Triangle” of Central America—poses a serious challenge to the rule of law and threatens the…
REGION: Global
Leanne McKay
General Rule of Law Rule of Law Programming Understanding Local Context
2015 “Toward a Rule of Law Culture: Exploring Effective Responses to Justice and Security Challenges” (“the guide”), a practical guide by Leanne McKay, was developed in response to the rise…

Highlighted Publications

Sub-Saharan Africa
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Youth and the Rule of Law in Sub-Saharan Africa: Symposium Final Report

East Asia and the Pacific

Open Data and the Fight against Corruption in Indonesia

Western Hemisphere
Image Source: Benjamin Roth

Preventing Crime and Promoting Development: The Case of Youth Outreach Centers in El Salvador

Middle East and North Africa
Image Source: Al Jazeera

Prisons and Detention in Libya