Publication Summaries

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,…
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…

Highlighted Publications

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

Western Hemisphere

Transitioning to the Accusatorial Model: Addressing Challenges for Legal Education and Training in Latin America: Symposium Final Report

Sub-Saharan Africa

A New Taxonomy for Corruption in Nigeria

East Asia and the Pacific
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The Promise and Peril of Paralegal Aid