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Justice, Development Planning, and the Role of Regular People

The move toward including justice in the UN's post-2015 development agenda highlights the fundamental role of civil society—and regular people—in securing sustainable development.

Access to Justice Should Be a Development Priority

Indonesia should support the inclusion of justice targets in the new set of development goals being negotiated at the UN.

Despite Cosmetic Reforms, Modern Slavery Is Alive and Well in Uzbekistan

The authorities claim they're cracking down on child labor, but in many ways, things have gotten even worse.

Case Watch: Lithuanian Farmers Argue that a Blockade Is Not a Riot

A European court case involving a peaceful, but disruptive, demonstration by angry Lithuanian farmers has implications for the right to protest across Europe.

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Case Digests: ECHR Decisions on Demonstrations, Riots and Protests

This Case Digest collects summaries of ten cases brought before the European Court of Human Rights relating to demonstrations, riots, and protests from January 2013 to October 2014.

Judicial Independence Under Threat in Guatemala

Recent events have shown that Guatemala’s justice system is still subject to powerful political and economic interests.