Publication Summaries

March 2015
REGION: South Asia
Hamid Khan *USC ROLC Faculty
Understanding Local Context
"Islamic Law, Customary Law and Afghan Informal Justice" is the outcome of a study commissioned in 2011 by the United States Institute of Peace and the Afghanistan-based Peace Training and…
March 2015
REGION: Middle East and North Africa
Fiona Mangan and Erica Gaston
Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context
"Prisons in Yemen" assesses the Yemeni prison system by examining how individual aspects of the prison system work together to affect the prison system as a whole. Since the events…
Spring 2015
REGION: Western Hemisphere
Scott Rempell
Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
In Credible Fears, Unaccompanied Minors, and the Causes of the Southwestern Border Surge, Professor Scott Rempell attributes the surge in unaccompanied children and refugees seeking asylum in the United States from the…
February 2015
REGION: Global
Vivienne O'Connor
General Rule of Law
In "Defining the Rule of Law and Related Concepts," Vivienne O'Connor addresses the difficult task of defining the rule of law. Starting with the UN's definition of the rule of…
January 2015
REGION: South Asia
Hedieh Mirahmadi et al.
Conflict and Transition Understanding Local Context
In “Empowering Pakistan’s Civil Society to Counter Violent Extremism,” Mirahmadi et al. consider ways in which the United States and the international community can create a more systematic approach to…
January 2015
REGION: Global
Vivienne O'Connor
Conflict and Transition Rule of Law Programming
In "A Guide to Change and Change Management for Rule of Law Practitioners," Vivenne O'Connor applies change management research from non-rule of law fields to rule of law. In the…
June 2014
REGION: Europe and Eurasia
Tatiana Kyselova
Corruption Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context
In "Dualism of Ukrainian Commercial Courts: Exploratory Study," Tatiana Kyselova reports her findings from a five-year case study designed to explore the characteristics of what she calls the "dual commercial…
April 1, 2014
REGION: South Asia
Kleinfeld, Rachel and Harry Bader
Conflict and Transition Understanding Local Context
In “Extreme Violence and the Rule of Law: Lessons from Eastern Afghanistan,” Rachel Kleinfeld and Harry Bader review the successes of an international assistance program in Eastern Afghanistan in order…
September 4, 2013
REGION: Central Asia, Europe and Eurasia
Brad Epperly and Taedong Lee
Conflict and Transition Corruption Understanding Local Context
In "Corruption and NGO Sustainability: A Panel Study of the Post-Communist States," Rule of Law Collaborative faculty associate Brad Epperly and Taedong Lee explore the effects of corruption on the environment…

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