The latest news and updates from our bloggers, projects and publications.

  • Disability rights tribunal for the Asia-Pacific

    31 January 2013

     It is estimated by UNESCAP that there are 400 million persons with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities clearly establishes the international human and legal rights of persons with disabilities. The Disability Rights Tribunal for Asia and the Pacific (DRTAP) is a Japan-based NGO aimed at raising awareness and eliciting support for the establishment of a region-based tribunal to implement the Convention in the region.

  • Knowledge bank for criminal justice

    Knowledge bank for criminal justice 29 January 2013

    Few states and countries have a sense of the return on investment they are getting from their criminal justice system expenditures. Money is spent and assumptions are made about outcomes, financial and substantive, without much notion of the real costs or benefits incurred.

  • Mobile gender justice courts

    28 January 2013

    Funding has been found to implement mobile gender justice courts throughout a province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. These provide justice to women who are victims of sex crimes or need other forms of judicial redress.

  • Resources for constitutional design

    Resources for constitutional design 24 January 2013

    A successful innovation is providing constitutional drafters with information about design options, drawing primarily on an original dataset of the features of national constitutions since 1789.

  • Using SMS to improve dispute resolution

    21 January 2013

    Realising how widespread the use of mobile phones has become, a service is using SMS tools to extend, connect and improve dispute resolution.

  • Human rights in the supply chain

    Human rights in the supply chain 10 January 2013

    An innovative idea proposes operationalising human rights due diligence for small and medium sized firms (SMEs)