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Rule of Law

We work internationally to develop effective and accountable justice systems. Nationally, we support and train lawyers and community paralegals, and seek to make justice accessible to all.

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Why John Bolton’s Diatribe against the International Criminal Court Is Misleading, Misguided, and Wrong

The U.S. national security advisor has sown confusion and fury among defenders of the International Criminal Court. His crude attacks don’t just show contempt for the rule of law—they undercut U.S. interests.

Voices
John McCain’s Profile in Courage

The late U.S. senator left a complicated legacy. But throughout his career, McCain never wavered in his opposition to torture, or his support for human rights abroad. History will remember and honor these heroic stances.

Voices
Sri Lanka Should Think Twice Before Copying Duterte’s Vicious Drug War

While the world moves on, Sri Lanka continues to drift toward the brutal and criminal “war on drugs” policies championed by the Philippines’ strongman. These heinous policies must be abandoned—before it’s too late.

Publication
A Community-Based Practitioner’s Guide: Documenting Citizenship and Other Forms of Legal Identity

This guide provides instructions on how to establish a community-based paralegal program to help people document citizenship and other forms of legal identity.

Briefing Paper
Legal Analysis of Hungary’s Anti-NGO Bill

This briefing paper analyzes legislation passed by the Hungarian parliament that criminalizes efforts by civil society groups to offer support to refugees and migrants.

Voices
Armenia’s Democratic Awakening Is a Warning to Authoritarians Everywhere

A nonviolent movement against Armenia’s longtime strongman ruler has convinced him to step down, opened a new chapter in the country’s political history, and sent a message to would-be autocrats throughout the world.