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World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

The World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries and jurisdictions worldwide based on more than 110,000 household and 3,000 expert surveys. Featuring primary data, the WJP Rule of Law Index measures countries’ rule of law performance across eight factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.

For full access to the WJP Rule of Law Index, please follow the link. 

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Human Rights Based Approach to SSR

The UN characterises a HRBA as a “conceptual framework that is normatively based on international human rights standards and operationally directed to promoting and protecting human rights”. Similar to the UN’s HRBA Common Understanding, the European Commission’s rights-based approach (RBA) integrates human rights principles and standards into all aspects of the programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. In these rights-based conceptual frameworks, participation, local empowerment, national ownership meaningful inclusion and accountability are central elements to their implementation.

This ISSAT Research Paper explores how a HRBA helps us to get started on the right path to doing things right in SSR. 


Forced Displacement and SSR - Briefing Note

The rise in the number of armed conflict in recent years aggravated by other factors have led to an increase in the global flows of migration and forced displacement resulting in the worst humanitarian crises in decades. The issue of forced displacement has become a direct concern for the Security and Justice Sector Reform Community. In this briefing note, ISSAT outlines the push factors for forced displacement and provides some recommendations to address them. 

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Coordination and Security Sector Reform - An Overview of Policy Documents on Donor Coordination

Coordination has been widely recognized in both the SSR and international community as a crucial element to reform and development processes. Within the SSR context, coordination can improve effectiveness, credibility, management and sustainability of projects and programmes as well as minimize duplication efforts and unnecessary spending.

To further support coordination mechanisms, the international community conducted and produced a variety of high levels fora, conferences and policy documents. These include:

• The Rome Declaration for Harmonisation (2002)
• The Paris Declaration (2005)
• The Accra Agenda (2008)
• The Intergovernmental 3C Conference (2009)
• The Busan Agreement (2011)

This executive summary prepared by ISSAT will provide a brief overview of these policy documents.

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Media & SSR – A Practical Note for Enhancing Reforms

This ISSAT practical note describes how, as 'partners in responsibility', media and security actors must reconceptualise their engagement strategies to move beyond crisis messaging and to enhance media capacity, facilitating an outcome-oriented understanding of security contexts and trends. It further suggests key entry points for both media and security actors to address this challenge. 

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