Reinventing the Rules

Discover the Latest Innovations and Lessons Learned in Rule of Law and Legal Empowerment Projects

Interview with Author Sahar Maranlou on Access to Justice in Iran

Sahar Maranlou discusses her new book and covers Islamic concepts of access to justice & the first survey of its kind on women’s perceptions of access to justice in Iran.

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January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview with Lisa Laplante on Fusing Psychosocial Care into Justice Reform in Post-Conflict Peru

Learn why transitional justice and rule of law in post-conflict countries are an ’empty concept’ if they don’t incorporate the psychosocial needs of its population into their programs.

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview with the Refugee Law Project on Mobile Courts in Ugandan Refugee Settlements

Learn about the challenges refugees seek justice for, how witness protection and interpretation services are provided, and recommendations for the future!

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Prison Paralegal Justice Centers in Kenya

Learn how prisoners are being trained as paralegals to provide access to justice to others in prison.

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview with Lucy Claridge on Increasing Access to Justice for Minorities

Learn why the rule of law sector needs to focus more on incorporating ethnic minorities and indigenous groups into their programs and what the long-term implications of not doing so are.

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview with Donny Meertens on Women’s Land Rights & Youth Views on Transitional Justice in Colombia

Read how women mobilized around land rights, why single women are excluded from land restitution processes & the different views between women & youth on transitional justice!

March 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Interview with Leila Hanafi on How the Moroccan Diaspora is Pioneering Rule of Law Reform

Learn How the Moroccan Diaspora Has Been Getting Involved in Constitutional Reform

February 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Interview with Lisa Denney on Donor Engagement with Informal Actors in the Justice & Security Sector

Learn why donors in the justice and security sector struggle to engage with customary officials and why informal actors may be more adaptable to change than the state.

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview with USAID’s Wade Channell on Rule of Law Reform

Learn what Wade had to say on future trends in the rule of law sector, how to publicize lessons learned, and USAID’s biggest challenges in re-defining rule of law work.

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview with Nimmi Gowrinathan on Women and Sexual Violence in Sri Lanka

Read what Dr. Gowrinathan had to say on barriers to reporting sexual violence and what institutions and tools would be helpful to combating it.

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Interview with Felicia Mburu on Promoting Children’s Rights in Kenya

Check out Felicia’s thoughts on working with young people, traditional leaders, and religious institutions on children’s rights. You can also learn what international training is needed now more than ever!

November 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Interview with Ndumba Kamwanyah on Juvenile Justice Reform in Namibia

Check out what Ndumba had to say on effective media strategies for the public and youth, how to incorporate restorative justice in juvenile courts, and the potential for international projects to undermine local initiatives.

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Interview: The 50/50 Group on Women’s Rights in Sierra Leone

With an illiteracy rate of over 70% among women in Sierra Leone, learn how The 50/50 Group made new laws for women more accessible.

September 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Interview with Anthropologist Dr. Stephen Lubkemann on Accessing Justice in Liberia

This anthropologist studied how Liberians interacted with the justice system and explains why more anthropologists are needed in the rule of law sector.

September 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Interview with the Egyptian Diaspora on Strengthening Rule of Law and Democracy in Egypt

Read about the latest changes in Egypt, how being part of the Diaspora has helped advance rule of law and democracy, and how the international community should alter its approach.

August 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Interview with Professor and Rule of Law Practitioner: James M. Cooper

Check out what James Cooper had to say on his experience helping South America transition to an adversarial system while still balancing indigenous forms of justice.

July 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

Interview with Kimberley Motley: The Only Western Lawyer Practicing in Afghanistan

Read what this lawyer had to say on youth, informal justice systems, and rule of law programming by the international community.

June 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

Interview with the President of the Uganda Law Society [Part 2]

Check out what Ruth Sebatindira had to say on the traditional justice system, battling corruption, and changing the public perception of lawyers in Uganda.

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Exclusive Interview with New President of the Uganda Law Society: Ruth Sebatindira [Part 1]

Read what this pioneer had to say on the challenges for female lawyers in Uganda, the critical role of technology, and what the international community could do differently.

May 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

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