Publication Summaries

October 2017
REGION: Europe and Eurasia
Human Rights Watch
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…
August 2017
REGION: East Asia and the Pacific
Carol Excell and Elizabeth Moses
Environment Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
In Thirsting For Justice, Carole Excell and Elizabeth Moses explore the barriers that rural communities in Mongolia, Thailand, and Indonesia face in receiving environmental information and the impact that the…
2017
REGION: East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Hemisphere
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Asia Pacific Group
Corruption Environment General Rule of Law Rule of Law Programming Understanding Local Context
In “Enhancing the Detection, Investigation and Disruption of Illicit Financial Flows from Wildlife Crime,” the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reports the results of a research project…
June 23, 2017
REGION: South Asia
United Nations 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
Amnesty International
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…
May 2017
REGION: Global
Nicholas Robinson and Catherine Lena Kelly
Conflict and Transition General Rule of Law Rule of Law Programming
In “Rule of Law Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism,” Nicholas Robinson and Catherine Lena Kelly discuss the use of rule of law as a framework for designing countering violent extremism…
May 1, 2017
REGION: Europe and Eurasia, Western Hemisphere
Richard Albert et al.
Corruption Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context
In “Constitutional Reform in Brazil: Lessons from Albania?” Richard Albert, Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, Klodian Rado, and Fabian Zhillan highlight recent constitutional and judicial reforms in Albania to suggest ways 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…
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Complex Vulnerability and Access to Justice for Former Refugee Populations: The Case of the Somali Zigula in Tanzania

East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, South Asia
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Western Hemisphere
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