• Acceso a la justicia para las mujeres indígenas en América Latina 

      Sieder, Rachel; Sierra, María Teresa (CMI Working Paper WP 2011: 2, Working paper, 2011-02-09)
      Este informe ofrece un panorama de los desafíos que mujeres indígenas en América Latina enfrentan cuando acceden a la justicia oficial y a los sistemas de justicia indígena. El mismo se enfoca en los marcos normativos, la ...
    • Access to Justice and Human Rights in Afghanistan 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Journal of Crime, Law and Social Change vol. 60, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
      In anthropological and legal literature, the phenomenon termed ‘legal pluralism’ has been interpreted as a co-presence of legal orders which act in relation to their own ‘levels’ of referring ‘fields’. The Afghan normative ...
    • Anti-corruption justice and collaboration in Kosovo: Challenges and recommendations 

      Brady, Sheelagh (U4 Brief 2016:7, Report, 2016-10-01)
    • Corruption risks in the criminal justice chain and tools for assessment 

      Schütte, Sofie Arjon; Jennett, Victoria; Messick, Richard E.; Albanese, Jay S.; Gramckow, Heike; Hill, Gary (U4 Issue 2015:6, Research report, 2015-05-06)
      This U4 issue paper provides policymakers in developing nations, their citizens, and U4’s partners in the donor community with an overview of where corruption is most likely to arise in the investigation, prosecution, ...
    • Indigenous women's access to justice in Latin America 

      Sieder, Rachel; Sierra, Maria Teresa (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2010)
      This paper gives an overview of the challenges which indigenous women in Latin America face in accessing both formal state justice and indigenous legal systems, including a focus on normative frameworks, legal awareness, ...
    • Law as an Anti-Value. Justice, Violence and Suffering in the Logic of Becoming 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Anthropology Today vol. Vol 30(3), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-01-01)
      Anthropologists are chronologically only the latest to have adopted justice (and injustice) as an object of (critical) inquiry. Even among anthropologists, however, the radical critical cry that law is the instrument par ...
    • Mapping anti-corruption tools in the judicial sector 

      Schütte, Sofie Arjon; Jennett, Victoria; Jahn, Philipp (U4 Issue 2016:3, Research report, 2016-02-01)
      This U4 study investigates whether and how the judicial sector could benefit from anti-corruption measures that have proved useful in other sectors in improving the quality of the services they provide to users. Based on ...
    • Mitigating corruption in informal justice systems: NGO experiences in Bangladesh and Sierra Leone 

      Golub, Stephen (U4 Brief 2014:1, Report, 2014-02-07)
      Informal justice systems are the principal mechanism for dispute resolution in many societies, but they suffer from two drawbacks. First, in individual cases, well-off and/or well-connected individuals may engage in ...
    • Monitoring judicial integrity: Lessons for implementation of UNCAC Article 11 

      Armytage, Livingston (U4 Issue 2009:12, Research report, 2009-10-15)
      This U4 Issue Paper translates lessons related to monitoring judicial reform to the specific requirements of UNCAC Article 11. Taking the Paris Declaration’s requirement to monitor for development results as a starting ...
    • Police reform in Georgia. Cracks in an anti-corruption success story 

      Puppo, Lilli di (U4 Practice Insight 2010:2, Report, 2010-07-15)
      The significant reduction of street-level police corruption has been hailed as one of the success stories of post-revolutionary Georgia. However, a closer look reveals that the broader reform of Georgia’s Ministry of ...
    • Special tribunal for Lebanon: Either peace or justice? 

      Knudsen, Are John (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 1, Report, 2011-03-01)
      On 14 February 2005, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 members of his staff and security detail were killed by a massive bomb in downtown Beirut. The murder gave rise to the “Cedar Revolution,” the largest ...
    • Specialised anti-corruption courts: A comparative mapping 

      Schütte, Sofie Arjon; Stephenson, Matthew C. (U4 Issue 2016:7, Research report, 2016-12-01)
      Frustration with the capacity of the ordinary machinery of justice to deal adequately with corruption has prompted many countries to develop specialised anti-corruption institutions. While anti-corruption agencies with ...
    • Specialised anti-corruption courts: Indonesia 

      Schütte, Sofie Arjon (U4 Brief 2016:4, Report, 2016-07-01)
      The Indonesian Court for Corruption Crimes, or Tipikor court, has handled corruption cases for more than a decade. Initially there was only one Tipikor court in Jakarta, exclusively hearing cases from the Corruption ...
    • Specialised anti-corruption courts: Philippines 

      Stephenson, Matthew (U4 Brief 2016:3, Report, 2016-07-01)
      The Philippines' Sandiganbayan is the oldest specialised anti-corruption court in the world. Though established mainly to resolve corruption cases more expeditiously, the Sandiganbayan is plagued by delays and inefficiency. ...
    • Specialised anti-corruption courts: Slovakia 

      Stephenson, Matthew (U4 Brief 2016:2, Report, 2016-07-01)
      In 2003 Slovakia established a Special Court, subsequently renamed the Special Criminal Court (SCC), principally for corruption and organised crime cases. The SCC was a response to the domination of the ordinary lower ...
    • Specialised anti-corruption courts: Uganda 

      Schütte, Sofie Arjon (U4 Brief 2016:5, Report, 2016-07-01)
      The Uganda High Court has an Anti-Corruption Division (ACD) with original jurisdiction over all corruption and related cases. The main rationale for its establishment was the speedier resolution of corruption cases, and ...
    • The case for asset declarations in the judiciary: Identifying illicit enrichment and conflicts of interests 

      Hoppe, Tilman (U4 Brief 2014:5, Report, 2014-05-06)
      Asset declarations serve in many countries as a tool for detecting and preventing illicit enrichment and conflicts of interests among public officials. However, not all countries with an asset declaration regime in place ...
    • The Indonesian Court for Corruption Crimes: Circumventing judicial impropriety? 

      Schütte, Sofie Arjon; Butt, Simon (U4 Brief 2013:5, Report, 2013-09-23)
      The anti-corruption world has witnessed increasing institutional specialisation, including the emergence of anti-corruption courts. Indonesia’s Special Court for Corruption Crimes in Jakarta gained prominence for a nearly ...
    • The UNCAC and judicial corruption: Requirements and avenues for reform 

      Schultz, Jessica (U4 Brief 2009:18, Report, 2009-09-09)
      An independent and impartial justice system underpins the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Where it does not exist, pliant prosecutors, judges, and court staff may ignore ...
    • Uncorking the bottlenecks: Using political economy analysis to address court delay 

      Messick, Richard E. (U4 Brief 2015:10, Report, 2015-08-01)
      Long delays in the resolution of court cases are a common problem in both developing and developed countries and impede anti-corruption efforts. Technical solutions such as hiring more judges and reforming cumbersome ...