Rule of Law

Transforming Conflict and Governance

Rule of Law

The Project on Restoring the Rule of Law supports U.N. efforts to rebuild police, courts, and correctional institutions in conflict affected states, where record numbers of personnel serve in peace operations of growing complexity and critical government functions, including criminal justice, have decayed or collapsed.

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Research and Analysis

July 15, 2014 | EXPERT: Sofi­a Sebastian , EXPERT: William Durch

The United Nations (UN) Global Focal Point on Police, Justice and Corrections (GFP) is the most recent initiative in a decade of efforts to improve the coherence and quality of the UN’s rule of law support to crisis- and conflict-affected countries.

November 8, 2013 | EXPERT: William Durch

In the past two decades, United Nations police have become an increasingly visible and important part of UN peacekeeping. As their roles have evolved from observing and reporting to training, reforming, operating alongside, and occasionally standing in for local police, the number of police required has also increased.

May 6, 2013 | EXPERT: Richard Cronin

The Stimson Center and the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a discussion of the battle among South China Sea neighbors - the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and China - centered on the Philippines' initiation of a cause against China under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

October 22, 2012 | EXPERT: William Durch

Case studies for nine UN complex operations and special political missions were developed by Stimson at the request of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) of the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

July 3, 2012

By William Durch and Michelle Ker - The UN Security Council is sending record numbers of personnel into peace operations of growing complexity in environments where critical government functions, including criminal justice, have decayed or collapsed.

May 5, 2011

Aasiya Riaz, Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency, speaks about the judiciary and rule of law in Pakistan.
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