Learn about the strides Kosovo is making to improve their juvenile justice system and how more work is needed to ensure public defenders are trained to keep up with the changes.
Learn How the Moroccan Diaspora Has Been Getting Involved in Constitutional Reform
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.
Learn about this scholar’s work on youth in the Balkans and the role they’re playing in remembering war crimes.
Learn why viewing courts as anti-government or pro-government is too simplistic and how public norms allow courts to be more progressive in some areas but less so in other areas.
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.
Learn what distinguished rule of law practitioners, the former International Development Secretary, and academics had to say on the importance of rule of law in the post-2015 UN development agenda.
Learn how mobile apps have helped document GBV for court cases and how it provides resources to combat domestic violence and sexual assault.
Read what Dr. Gowrinathan had to say on barriers to reporting sexual violence and what institutions and tools would be helpful to combating it.
Talk about innovative! Find out how a Kenyan chief has reduced crime in his village by employing twitter.
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!
Learn how women created their own news outlet via SMS to share pertinent information for other women on gender based violence incidents, land registration, and critical health services.
From recommendations on challenging power structures to the use of donor basket funds, learn what strategies can improve the sustainability of legal empowerment programs.
Check out this report by the UK Ministry of Justice on how police, lawyers, and court staff should address the needs of people with mental health and developmental disabilities.
Read a summary of this event hosted by the American Society for International Law on how transitional justice can contribute to strengthening rule of law reform.
Read about two young attorney’s who have worked on access to justice initiatives for youth in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia and learn how mobile phones can improve access to justice.
This new report studies the effectiveness of media in Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East in helping countries transition to a democratic system.
A new report reviews the impact of rule of law initiatives on reducing poverty and boosting development and highlights which programs were successful and why.
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.
On October 17th, come listen to the CEO of Social Impact Lab Company, and two young attorney’s from Kenya and Ethiopia talk about the role of youth in access to justice!
Check out how 4 countries have redefined their prison systems to reduce crime and prepare inmates to re-enter society.
Learn about traditional justice systems that strengthen human rights and why imparting skills like media and institutional advocacy are essential.
Learn about the preferred method for stakeholders to absorb lessons learned & the evaluation reports that are most effective.
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.
From remaking the public image of women in the media to taking on strategic legal cases, the history of the women’s movement in the US offers a few lessons on advancing equality abroad.
This anthropologist studied how Liberians interacted with the justice system and explains why more anthropologists are needed in the rule of law sector.
In Bangladesh, this program teaches women about the rights they’re entitled to while demystifying government bureaucracy and access to legal aid.
Learn how Proyecto ACCESO used techniques from US and Russia in the 20th century to promote rule of law through popular culture in South America.
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.
This program is one of the first of its kind in the US to provide free legal aid in civil cases through churches in Tennessee
Seth Kaplan summarizes interesting lessons from international aid agencies on how to work politically and address challenges to governance reform.
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.
In Niger, 46,000 people have provided feedback via SMS on their experience with the judicial system.
From focusing on a country’s power structure to including anthropologists and political scientists, Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld explains how the rule of law sector should change.
Learn how leadership and economic opportunities for youth has helped mitigate violence.
Citizens came up with ideas to address corruption, access to justice barriers, and the disconnect between government and the population
Read what this lawyer had to say on youth, informal justice systems, and rule of law programming by the international community.
Check out the challenges and recommendations in monitoring and evaluating rule of law and anti-corruption programs.
Learn the history of the juvenile justice system and how the philosophy behind it has impacted the children it was designed to protect.
With a Diaspora of 5 million, Morocco is implementing a bold initiative to involve its Diaspora in constitutional and legislative reform.
New research discusses the limitations to current access to justice programs and touches on goals that should be pursued to improve it.
A courtroom and a mediation center inside a bus? This program gives new meaning to the term mobile courts!
Learn about land grabs, challenges to promoting accountability, and what local actors are doing about it.
Hear what practitioners had to say on lessons learned from some of the first rule of law programs in Europe and Eurasia.
Mississippi might be among the worst states to provide legal services to its population, but a new partnership aims to address discrimination faced by HIV/AIDS patients.
Check out what Ruth Sebatindira had to say on the traditional justice system, battling corruption, and changing the public perception of lawyers in Uganda.