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Rule of Law

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Briefing Paper
Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in Germany

This briefing paper provides an overview of how German law and legal practice interprets the principles of universal jurisdiction with respect to international atrocity crimes.

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Using the Law to Empower the People of the Greater Mekong

In a region of the world where governmental and corporate forces often trample the rights of marginalized communities, the Mekong Legal Network is working to ensure the rule of law is accessible to those who need it most.

Briefing Paper
Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in France

This briefing paper provides an overview of how French law and practice interprets the principles of universal jurisdiction with respect to international atrocity crimes.

Voices
Nigerian Democracy’s Uncertain Future

The 2019 general election in Nigeria was marred by intimidation, dysfunction, and credible allegations of fraud. Here is why pro-democracy and civil society groups around the world should take notice.

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The Failures and Future of the International Criminal Court  

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is facing fundamental questions about its performance at every level. What might reform might look like?

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Why the European Parliament Elections Matter

With European politics still in turmoil, roughly 450 million EU voters have the chance to vote for candidates who support the rule of law, nondiscrimination, and democracy.