The Institute for Justice Sector Development
is a Non-Governmental; Non-Profit Organization based in Europe and the United States established to address rule of law deficits in post-conflict, fragile, and developing states and to improve the effectiveness of international support to them.
The Institute is made up of experienced Rule of Law, Justice and Security Sector Development professionals whose focus is on the improvement of the capacity to successfully govern under fair, efficient, transparent, accountable, and rational legal systems.
There are three basic considerations that guide our work:
First - a recognition that a culture of rule of law demands that governments provide citizens with security, equal and fair application of rights and obligations, and a transparent, independent, fair, and accountable justice process.
Second - an acceptance that we must raise the professional competence and level of performance of those deployed to fragile and transitional states in rule of law development projects.
Third - a respect for local and regional values reflected by a recognition that the architects and administrators of a nation’s legal system should be those that will live under it.
Is it a “Small Balkan Scandal” as labeled by The Economist or has the, perhaps ironically named, 1600 strong anti-corruption initiative, with an annual operating budget of 111 million Euros, become a case study of disaster in international intervention?
In late October 2014
Kosovo’s leading newspaper, Koha Ditore, publicly broke the story of alleged corruption on the part of senior Eulex
On Thursday, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights spoke at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C, just a week after the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. His speech, “Can Atrocities Be Prevented? Living in the Shadow of the Holocaust,” gave an amazing and powerful case for the future of international cooperation, and the development of the rule of law.
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.
In a press release sent out Friday, the International Criminal Court announced that the Prosecutor of the ICC, Mrs. Fatou Bensouda had “opened a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine.” The press release makes a point to note that a “preliminary examination,” is not to be confused with a full investigation, but instead a look at
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