Justice Rising Blog Archives: February, 2013

2013 Italian Parliamentary Election Pre-Election Report

Alda Paparo | 02/25/2013

On February 24th and 25th Italian parliamentary elections will be held. The electoral system in place is referred to in Italy as the “Calderoli law”, approved in 2005 and already used in the 2006 and...

How to Root Out Corruption and Reap the Many Rewards

Paul Hoffman | 02/22/2013

The supremacy of the constitution and the rule of law are enshrined in section one of the founding provisions of the constitution. In effect, this means ours is a system in which all laws and conduct...

Women With Disabilities and the Justice System: Rights Without Remedies

Stephanie Ortoleva | 02/20/2013

One example of how society has come to view gender and disability is demonstrated by the iconographic historical symbol of justice, the blindfolded Lady Justice.

IMPOWR: International Model Project for Women's Rights

The American Bar Association | 02/14/2013

Countries that have ratified or acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) are legally bound to put its provisions into practice.  But how...

Ineffective Technologies of Intervention and the Failure of Rule of Law Development in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Doreen Ndishabandi | 02/12/2013

“The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Malawi: Communities Under Siege

Alice Tania Sithabile Msowoya | 02/11/2013

With many people in low income countries denied the right to be heard, access to justice and equality under the law - fundamental and constitutional rights - it is not surprising to see individuals...

Improving Food and Nutrition Security in Asia

Dr. Shenggen Fan | 02/08/2013

According to new estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, nearly 870 million people suffer from hunger today. More than 50 countries, many of them in South...

Rule of Law Highlights- February

WJP Staff | 02/06/2013

A look around the world on latest rule of law events in February Bill on crime against women at the beginning of Budget Session The Indian Government is planning to bring a fresh Bill to replace the...

Gender Justice: The Entry Point to Reforming the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Dr. Faustina Pereira | 02/05/2013

There are important evidence-based studies that have shown, not least through the work of BRAC and Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, that by investing in and focusing on women as the centre of development...

Re-Imagining the Relationship of Citizens to Power-Holders Through “Accountapreneurship”

Blair Glencorse | 02/01/2013

Spending time on the ground in countries like Liberia and Nepal, it soon becomes clear that despite good intentions, we still have very little idea how best to support the accountability of power-...