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Timor-Leste’s mobile courts promote access to justice

Timor-Leste’s mobile courts promote access to justice

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 20, 2014 0

DILI 20 May 2014 (IRIN) - Taking judicial proceedings to rural areas of Timor-Leste with “mobile courts” is increasing citizens’ access to justice as the young country builds its government from the ground

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Analysis: Challenges of bringing more women into the Afghan justice sector

Analysis: Challenges of bringing more women into the Afghan justice sector

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 28, 2014 0

NEW YORK 28 March 2014 (IRIN) - Better gender representation in the justice sector in Afghanistan will empower more women to take action against the men who abuse them. This is the reasoning

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Worries over looming Ivoirian polls

Worries over looming Ivoirian polls

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 26, 2014 0

ABIDJAN 26 February 2014 (IRIN) - As Côte d’Ivoire inches closer to its first elections since the violently disputed polls of 2010, efforts to deliver justice, promote reconciliation and disarm fighters are being

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Cameroon and Nigeria take on task of laying down a border

Cameroon and Nigeria take on task of laying down a border

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 12, 2014 0

DAKAR 12 February 2014 (IRIN) - Twelve years after an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling demarcated the Cameroon-Nigeria border, the UN and the governments of Cameroon and Nigeria are making headway in

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Politics undermining Côte d’Ivoire trials, activists say

Politics undermining Côte d’Ivoire trials, activists say

January 29, 2014 0

ABIDJAN 29 January 2014 (IRIN) - With just a single trial concluded out of the 86 cases arising from Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010-2011 post-poll violence, concerns are emerging that justice is being undermined by

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Stiffer penalties, formal justice to curb rape in Somaliland

Stiffer penalties, formal justice to curb rape in Somaliland

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 28, 2013 0

HARGEISA 28 May 2013 (IRIN) - Stiffer penalties and reduced reliance on traditional justice systems could help end the rising incidence of rape in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, say officials.

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"Sometimes you cannot apply the rules" – Syrian rebels and IHL

"Sometimes you cannot apply the rules" – Syrian rebels and IHL

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 13, 2013 0

DUBAI 13 May 2013 (IRIN) - In recent months, Syrian rebels have faced increasing criticism for violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law.

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Analysis: A long road ahead for justice in Côte d’Ivoire

Analysis: A long road ahead for justice in Côte d’Ivoire

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 3, 2013 0

ABIDJAN 03 May 2013 (IRIN) - Wary of a backlash, Côte d’Ivoire’s government has hesitated to charge its own supporters of crimes committed during the 2010-2011 poll violence, something that has raised doubts

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Uganda pilots mobile courts for refugees

Uganda pilots mobile courts for refugees

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 23, 2013 0

KAMPALA 23 April 2013 (IRIN) - Uganda's government and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have launched a pilot mobile court system to improve access to justice for victims of crimes in Nakivale, the

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How justice works in Pakistan’s tribal areas and beyond

How justice works in Pakistan’s tribal areas and beyond

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 20, 2013 0

PESHAWAR 20 February 2013 (IRIN) - Justice in Pakistan's tribal border areas is a contested issue. “We are quite clear what justice is

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