Publication Summaries

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…
July 2016
REGION: Europe and Eurasia
Business Ombudsman Council
Corruption
The Business Ombudsman Council’s (BOC) report on Reducing the Risk of Corruption and Attracting Investment to the Construction Industry examines different aspects of corruption within the Ukrainian construction industry and…
May 2016
REGION: Middle East and North Africa
Paula M. Rayman, Seth Izen, and Emily Parker
Conflict and Transition Understanding Local Context
In acknowledgement of the unique impact conflict has on females in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1325 (R1325) in October of…
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 Environment 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…
2015
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…
November 2015
REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa
Laura Bacon
Formal Justice Sector Institutions Rule of Law Programming Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
Laura Bacon’s “Liberia’s Gender-Sensitive Police Reform: Improving Representation and Responsiveness in a Post-Conflict Setting” provides a detailed analysis of Liberia’s judicial and police reform since 2003. Her article focuses on…
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