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Go directly to jail: not always the best move

Go directly to jail: not always the best move | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it
We should be wary of populist 'tough on crime' policies, even in response to the most horrific offences.
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Oklahoma – CSG Justice Center

Oklahoma – CSG Justice Center | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it

From 2011 to 2012, the CSG Justice Center worked with Oklahoma state leaders to develop data-driven, consensus-based policy options designed to reduce corrections spending and increase public safety.

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Stand with Afghan women fighting for a better future

Stand with Afghan women fighting for a better future | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it
Women in Afghanistan are fighting for their rights. They've made significant progress since the fall of the Taliban, but these gains are under threat by peace talks between the Afghan Government and the Taliban.
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Court Delays

Court Delays | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it
Help inform the Ministry of Justice of the true causes of delays in the criminal justice system by posting your experiences here. (Want to know why there is so much waste in criminal justice system? It ain't the defence lawyers.
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Global Peace Index | Institute for Economics and Peace

Global Peace Index | Institute for Economics and Peace | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it
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The Global Peace Index(GPI) is the world’s leading measure of national peacefulness. Now in its seventh year, it ranks 162 nations according to their ‘absence of violence’.

The GPI is developed by IEP under the guidance of an international panel of independent experts with data collated and calculated by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). It is composed of 22 indicators, ranging from a nation’s level of military expenditure to its relations with neighbouring countries and the percentage of prison population.

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From Rights to Remedies: Structures and Strategies for Implementing International Human Rights Decisions

From Rights to Remedies: Structures and Strategies for Implementing International Human Rights Decisions | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it
This report explores the challenge of making rights real by examining how human rights decisions and recommendations made by international bodies are implemented at the national level.
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Faces of Justice: Mariana Cook's Portraits of Human Rights Leaders ...

Faces of Justice: Mariana Cook's Portraits of Human Rights Leaders ... | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it
A library of cross-disciplinary interestingness and combinatorial creativity.
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Strengthening Romania’s justice sector - EEA Grants

Strengthening Romania’s justice sector - EEA Grants | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it

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STRENGTHENING ROMANIA’S JUSTICE SECTOR

Today, the four justice programmes in Romania were signed. The programmes will contribute to combat organised crime and prevent human trafficking, to on-going judicial reform, to improve prison conditions and to reduce domestic violence.

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Justice Still Elusive in Factory Disasters in Bangladesh - New York Times (blog)

Justice Still Elusive in Factory Disasters in Bangladesh - New York Times (blog) | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it
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Justice Still Elusive in Factory Disasters in Bangladesh
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DHAKA, Bangladesh — Inside Courtroom 21, the two judges peered down from high wooden chairs as lawyers in formal black robes presented their motions.
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Smart Justice Australia - Welcome to Smart Justice

Smart Justice Australia - Welcome to Smart Justice | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it
Smart Justice seeks to enhance the safety of all Victorians by promoting understanding of criminal justice policies that are effective, evidence-based and human rights compliant. In short, Smart Justice is about community safety – the smart way.
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The Justice Reinvestment Campaign for Aboriginal Youth NSW

The Justice Reinvestment Campaign for Aboriginal Youth NSW | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it
Justice reinvestment is about taking taxpayers dollars out of prisons and putting them back into communities. When implemented, justice reinvestment programs benefit entire communities, not just Aboriginal young people.
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Chief Magistrate takes aim at NT justice system

Chief Magistrate takes aim at NT justice system | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it
The Territory Government's scrapping of the drug and alcohol SMART court leaves a gaping hole in the justice system, the Territory's Chief Magistrate has said.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, July 1, 2013 7:04 AM

...asks why the NT Govt is scrapping Drug Diversion programs when they are being expanded elsewhere.

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Ignoring Environmental Justice Concerns is Risky Business

Ignoring Environmental Justice Concerns is Risky Business | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it
Not sure how to handle environmental justice issues? Consider the story of this fictional company, Enterpresia, whose story plays out over and over again.
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Human Rights “Fundamentally Linked to Development,” Say UN Treaty Body Chairs

Human Rights “Fundamentally Linked to Development,” Say UN Treaty Body Chairs | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it
The chairs of the UN’s ten human rights treaty bodies added their voices to the growing calls to recognize the intrinsic connection between sustainable development and the rule of law.
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Amnesty Report Accuses Spanish Government of Obstructing Justice

Amnesty Report Accuses Spanish Government of Obstructing Justice | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it
Time passes, impunity remains, the new Amnesty International (AI) report [es] published on June 17, 2013, analyses the investigation of crimes committed during Spain's Civil War and the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.
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Launching ceremony of "Understanding Justice Systems of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA & Balochistan: The Pakhtun Perspective" | CAMP

Launching ceremony of "Understanding Justice Systems of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA & Balochistan: The Pakhtun Perspective" | CAMP | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it

CAMP launched its research report “Understanding Justice Systems of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA & Balochistan” on Tuesday, 25th June at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad.

The report presents an analysis of findings on Pakhtuns’ experience living in the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan in relation to their dealings with both the formal and informal justice systems including the Jirga, Nizam-e-Adl regulations (only applicable in Malakand), the police, district administration and others.

The survey for this research report was conducted in the aforementioned areas with a total sample size of 3,900 adult male and female respondents.
This launching ceremony is part of CAMP’s Rule of Law Programming in Pakistan (RLPP) project which has been funded by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany at Islamabad. Ms Mandy Zeckra, Counselor for Economic Cooperation & Development spoke at the event and mentioned that the German government’s support to the RLPP project is an attempt to understand the environment, diversity of culture, structures and systems defining Pakistan as a country and society; creating public awareness on informal and formal justice systems; and the decision making of local Jirgas.

At the launch, an overview of the methodology and limitations was presented by co-author, Ms. Neha Ali Gauhar with particular reference to respondents’ knowledge on human rights, women’s and minorities’ rights, and fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1971.

The key findings of the report were presented by the lead author, Mr. Naveed Ahmad Shinwari, which included significant data on the trust and confidence expressed by Pakhtuns in the traditional Jirga system. An overwhelming majority of respondents stated that the Jirga violates the rights of women and minorities’. Some recommendations made by the report include advocating women representation in the Jirga; election of Jirga members and create demand for reforming the Jirga system from within itself.

Ms. Feryal Gauhar, renowned human rights activist commented on the discrepancies in various justice systems which are in contradiction with each other and thus create confusion in relation to human rights and especially protecting women’s and minorities’ rights. She gave the example of Swat’s conflict and resulting militancy where women suffered the most and feared that this may happen in FATA as well. She added that the data in this report reflects that the writ of the Constitution must be extended to FATA, and it must be ensured that the Jirga becomes inclusive for minorities, women and other traditionally marginalised communities.

The keynote speech was delivered by Mr. I.A. Rehman, Chairman Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), who commended CAMP’s efforts but also observed that a more in depth analysis is required to explore the dynamics of Pakhtun society. He also pointed out that the culture of Pakhtunwali overrides all other beliefs and practices, and therefore is inherent in Pakhtun life.

Participants at the launching ceremony included representatives of civil society, lawyers, human rights activists, donors, media, and I/NGOs who were invited to provide feedback and pose questions to the panel.

The ceremony was concluded through the distribution of shields as tokens of appreciation to the panelists.


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Justice for Oxford grooming victims

Justice for Oxford grooming victims | Law and Justice in Development | Scoop.it
Five members of a paedophile ring in Oxford who groomed, raped and trafficked young girls have been given life sentences.

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