Justice Rising Blog Archives: December, 2012

A Major Step Forward and a Post-2015 Challenge

Sheelagh Stewart | 12/28/2012

The 67th UN General Assembly recently adopted an unprecedented resolution emanating from its first-ever High-Level Meeting on the Rule of Law in September. For the first time in history, 193 Member...

#SudanRevolts and the Need for Increased International Support

Kasper Agger | 12/18/2012

A wave of protests has swept across the streets of Khartoum and other major cities in Sudan; adding to the long list of problems that are fundamentally challenging Omar al-Bashir and his 23-year old...

Hoping for a Brighter Future for Cambodian Migrant Domestic Workers

Vichuta Ly | 12/18/2012

Many Cambodian migrant workers abroad are employed in domestic work, that is, work carried out for an employer’s household, such as cooking, cleaning, looking after family members and other...

International Migrants Day in Asia-Pacific: A Modern Hub of Labour Migration – Year-Round

Thetis Mangahas | 12/17/2012

Aside from being the most dynamic and populous region, Asia and the Pacific is a modern-day hub of people on the move in search of decent work. Some 25 million Asians are employed in countries other...

Bangladesh: Regulatory Enforcement in Crisis

Nabiha Chowdhury | 12/17/2012

On November 24, 2012, more than a hundred textile workers died when a factory in Bangladesh was engulfed in fire. Will this day haunt the 160 million Bangladeshis in the years to come? Unlikely. The...

WJP Honorary Chair Profile: Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Supreme Court, Pakistan

Bethany L. McGann | 12/13/2012

"Democracy is not just about holding periodic elections…it is a way of life and the office of the “citizen” is its basic component" - Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani

Taking Stock of Corruption in the U.S. and Worldwide: TI’s Corruption Perceptions Index

Claudia J. Dumas | 12/12/2012

Each year at this time—timed purposefully to coincide with International Anti-Corruption Day—Transparency International publishes its annual global ranking of the world’s countries based on how...

Human Rights Day-10th December

Michael Evans | 12/10/2012

On 10th December 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was followed up in 1950 when the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V) that invited all...

The Great Land Rush: Large-scale Land Acquisitions Threaten Poor Farmers

Adam Olson | 12/10/2012

"We do not have the tools and instruments to stop big companies buying land. Land acquisitions are a reality. We can't wish them away, but we have to find a proper way of limiting them. It appears to...

National Directorate of Security Prison Visit, May 2011

Sylvana Q. Sinha | 12/10/2012

I recently attended proceedings for a dozen detainees who were being held by the National Directorate of Security (“NDS”) for charges relating to national security.

Preparing a New Generation of Rule of Law Professionals to Lead

Bill Loris | 12/08/2012

The international “rule of law community” now has about 30 years of experience in helping countries establish, maintain and improve the rule of law over time.  The fact that...

Why We Must Protect the Rule of Law

Frances Gibb | 12/06/2012

It is two years since the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law was set up. Its director, Sir Jeffrey Jowell, talks about its work to Frances Gibb.

A Grassroots Approach towards Securing Tenure in Poor Communities in Cambodia

Denise Arnold | 12/05/2012

The Justice Rising Blog aims to highlight grassroots organizations who are stiving to advance the rule of law. If you would like to highlight your organization, send us an email at [email protected]!...

In Memorium: Justice Arthur Chaskalson

World Justice Project | 12/04/2012

The World Justice Project and community of rule of law advocates around the world mourn the passing on Saturday of the Hon Arthur Chaskalson, former Chief Justice of South Africa and leading champion...

Mobile Courts in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Complementarity in Action?

Michael Maya | 12/03/2012

This paper will describe the impact of efforts to build the capacity of both “mobile” and traditional “bricks and mortar” courts in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to handle cases...

Where Has All the Funding for Grassroots Programmes Gone?

Denise Joy Arnold | 12/01/2012

The biggest hurdle to any quality grassroots programme is funding. I have met many Cambodians in my capacity as a lawyer, or working with the schools in the education system, who are doing great...