Publication Summaries

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,…
REGION: East Asia and the Pacific, Western Hemisphere
Jessica Scott
Corruption Environment General Rule of Law
In “From Environmental Rights to Environmental Rule of Law: A Proposal for Better Environmental Outcomes,” Jessica Scott explores the relationship between the strength of a country’s rule of law and…
January 1, 2016
REGION: Europe and Eurasia, Sub-Saharan Africa
United Nations Development Programme
Corruption Formal Justice Sector Institutions General Rule of Law
The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) “A Transparent and Accountable Judiciary to Deliver Justice for All” is a report assembled in collaboration with the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre that advocates…
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…
December 2015
REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa
Anu Chakravarty *USC ROLC Faculty
Conflict and Transition Understanding Local Context
Dr. Anu Chakravarty, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina and ROLC Faculty Associate, recently published “Investing in Authoritarian Rule: Punishment and Patronage in Rwanda’s Gacaca…
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…
Fall 2015
REGION: Europe and Eurasia
Steven Austermiller *USC ROLC Faculty
Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context
In “Rescuing Arbitration in the Developing World: The Extraordinary Case of Georgia,” author Steven Austermiller examines the development of arbitration law in Georgia, the limitations of current legislation, and solutions…

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Sub-Saharan Africa
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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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Western Hemisphere
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