Can external ‘expert’ assistance ever provide value to the intended recipients? Do rule of law programs exist primarily for the benefit of globetrotting international legal experts? The Rule-of-Law Industry – much room for improvement Afghan women and the Rule of … Continue reading
Yemen is in the midst of considerable civil unrest and the Government of Yemen has lost effective control of parts of the country and some major cities. A new constitution has been suggested by President Saleh and by those calling … Continue reading
International media attention is currently focused on the hunt for Muammar Ghadaffi; the resulting questions concerning his trial in a domestic or international tribunal; and on the constitutional framework which will underpin the new Libya. However in the longer term, … Continue reading
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has produced International Human Rights Standards for Law Enforcement: A Pocket Book on Human Rights for the Police. The UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials was adopted by the General Assembly … Continue reading
Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In particular, no one shall be subjected without his free consent to … Continue reading
Judicial independence is a central element of the rule of law. Judges are also subject to the law. Judicial training, appointment and accountability mechanisms need to be rigorous and transparent. The UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary … Continue reading
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