The challenge of our time...
In the aftermath of the age of colonial exploitation and cold war manipulation, the community of nations is challenged with building a newer, more rational world governance strategy. The fundamental aspirations for such a strategy are the promotion of universal equality, self-determination, and protection of basic human rights to which all people should be entitled. The practical mechanism at the core of that strategy is referred to as the rule of law.
Many policy makers and practitioners believe the rule of law to be the foundation upon which the modern nation state should be governed. In its absence it is thought that corruption, violence, poverty, ignorance, human misery and exploitation dominate. Therefore, it is the obligation of the international community to vigorously support reasonable efforts by post-conflict and fragile states that seek to develop their capacity to protect both universal human rights and their own unique cultural values under a system of laws. It is also the obligation of all members of the international community to support the reasonable development of international legal mechanisms that promote peace, justice, and accountability amongst nations.
The Institute for Justice Sector Development is committed to promoting the rule of law in all regions across the world as the core mechanism of good governance and the fair administration of justice.
Reuters is reporting that at least five people are dead after a protest of Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon of the profit Mohammed. On Saturday, the second day of protesting, Reuters reports, Residents said churches were burned, Christian homes looted and the French cultural center attacked. A police officer and three civilians had already been confirmed killed in the demonstrations. police sources said.
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Through a fellowship between our chairman, Michael Th. Johnson and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the second of two conferences of Rule Of Law Practitioners will be taking place this weekend in Berlin. The topics of discussion will include the role of rule of law in post-conflict regions and fragile states, how to best evaluate development, determine the effectiveness
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