Policy and Research Papers
Global Prison Trends 2016
Penal Reform International's Global Prison Trends series has released their second annual edition in which they address the recent developments about international criminal justice policy and how this has affected national policy. This edition also contains issues about the food delivered within prisons and a special focus pull-out section on the conditions of prison staff.
Applying the HIPPO Recommendations to Mali: Toward Strategic, Prioritized, and Sequenced Mandates
In light of the fact that MINUSMA's mandate will probably be extended this month, the International Peace Institute (IPI), the Stimson Center, and Security Council Report co-organised a workshop on April 21, 2016, to give member states and UN actors the opportunity to develop a shared understanding of the situation faced by the UN in Mali. This report by IPI gives insight into the discussions that took place in the workshop.
Supporting Civil Society to Combat Violent Extremism in Pakistan
As Pakistan faces internal threats from militancy and extremism, the last few years have seen an influx of funding directed toward CSOs for the purpose of countering violent extremism (CVE). The United States Institute of Peace claims the international community can make a valuable contribution by helping CSOs design programs that are in sync with existing research on CVE, aligning available funding with local capacity, and developing new tools to measure the effectiveness of CVE programs to improve future interventions.
The SSR Adviser's Handbook
With the amount of SSR mandates increasing in the past ten years, the Folke Bernadotte Academy responded with a handbook that reflects on the role of the SSR Adviser. This practical tool offers insight into the challenges connected to the role, and the tools, methodologies and best practices that can be applied when advising in complex political environments and reform contexts.
Interpreting international norms for a more impactful HRBA in SSR
ISSAT’s SSR Officer Mirko Fernandez reflects on the rule of law and respect for human rights pillars of SSR, and asks whether coordination and accountability of SSR programmes could be improved with a common agreement on a Human Rights-Based Approach for SSR support.