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Acclaimed Iraqi Women’s Rights Lawyer Pleads, 'Please Don’t Forget Iraq'

Acclaimed Iraqi Women’s Rights Lawyer Pleads, 'Please Don’t Forget Iraq'

Friday, June 20, 2014

By: Viola Gienger

A poignant plea from a prominent Iraqi lawyer who was lauded this week for her community leadership illustrated the determination it takes to achieve change in the most daunting circumstances. “Please, don’t forget Iraq,” Suaad Allami told an audience at the U.S. Institute of Peace, just hours before President Barack Obama announced plans to send 300 military advisers to support her country’s security forces amid the current crisis.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Economics & Environment

'Women of Courage' Awardees Challenge Social Norms Head On

'Women of Courage' Awardees Challenge Social Norms Head On

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

By: Viola Gienger

Roshika Deo’s announcement that she would run in her country’s first election since a military coup eight years ago drew vicious condemnation on social media – racist and homophobic comments, threats of rape. Her story hails from the South Pacific island nation of Fiji, but it reflects the kinds of attacks, verbal and physical, also faced by her fellow recipients of the U.S. State Department’s International Women of Courage Awards this year.

Gender

Customary Justice and the Rule of Law in War-Torn Societies

Customary Justice and the Rule of Law in War-Torn Societies

Friday, July 1, 2011

By: Deborah Isser; editor

Customary Justice and the Rule of Law in War-Torn Societies presents seven in-depth case studies that take a broad interdisciplinary approach to the study of the justice system. Moving beyond the narrow lens of legal analysis, the cases—Mozambique, Guatemala, East Timor, Afghanistan, Liberia, Iraq, Sudan—examine the larger historical, political, and social factors that shape the character and role of customary justice systems and their place in the overall justice sector.  

Economics & Environment

Negotiating Peace and Confronting Corruption

Negotiating Peace and Confronting Corruption

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

By: Bertram I. Spector

In Negotiating Peace and Confronting Corruption, Bertram Spector argues that the peace negotiation table is the best place to lay the groundwork for good governance.

Guatemala

Friday, June 19, 2009

A scandal involving murder allegations against the president and escalating violence from drug trafficking threaten Guatemala’s stability. Former USIP grantee Anita Isaacs recently traveled to the Central American country, where she witnessed massive demonstrations that exposed the fragility of Guatemala’s democracy.

Constructing Justice and Security After War

Constructing Justice and Security After War

Monday, January 1, 2007

By: Charles T. Call; editor

In Constructing Justice and Security after War, the distinguished contributors—including scholars, criminal justice practitioners, and former senior officials of international missions—examine the experiences of countries that have recently undergone transitions from conflict with significant international involvement. The volume offers generalizations based on careful comparisons of justice and security reforms in some of the most prominent and successful cases of transitions from war of the...

Peace Agreements: Guatemala

Friday, November 20, 1998

Acuerdo sobre Cronograma para la Implementación, Cumplimiento y Verificatión, de los Acuerdos in Spanish (12-29-1996) Posted by USIP Library on: November 20, 1998 Source Name: Defense Attaché, Embassy of Guatemala, Washington, D.C. Source URL: www.mdngt.org/paz/acuderdo12.htm Date Downloaded: November 16, 1998 Acuerdo de Paz Firme y Duradera in Spanish (12-29-1996) Posted by USIP Library on: November 20, 1998 ...

Truth Commission: Guatemala

Saturday, February 1, 1997

Truth Commission: Commission for Historical Clarification Duration: 1997 – 1999 Charter: Agreement on the establishment of the Commission to clarify past human rights violations and acts of violence that have caused the Guatemalan population to suffer, June 23, 1994 Commissioners: 3 Report: Public report