UNODC Tools and Resources for Criminal Justice Reform

UNODC develops tools for stakeholders to assist States in the implementation of the UN standards and norms. They include a variety of handbooks, training curriculums and model laws which provide guidance to United Nations agencies, governments and individuals at each stage of criminal justice reform.

An overview of all the handbooks and manuals that the Justice Section develops is available in English, French and Spanish.

To access UNODC Tools and Resources for Criminal Justice Reform, kindly follow the link. 


Toolkit on Police Integrity

The Toolkit on Police Integrity aims to assist police services in designing effective measures to curb police corruption, increasing their ability to fight crime, improving public security and strengthening the rule of law and public trust in the police. The Toolkit contains nine chapters.

  1. Introduction: corruption and policing
  2. Values, rules and behaviour
  3. Organisation
  4. Supporting police officers facing ethical questions
  5. Internal control
  6. External oversight and control
  7. Investigation
  8. Capacity building
  9. Instruments

For further information on the Toolkit please contact Paulo Costa, Head of Police Programme, DCAF, OPS1.


INPROL Afganistan country page

INPROL's country pages aim to provide members with detailed information – consolidated from a wide range of sources - on rule of law in a particular country. It also aims to provide a library of country-specific rule of law resources that you can access. At this time, INPROL is beginning its work on this initiative with an Afghanistan Country Page.

In addition to a country overview, the page contains an Afghanistan-specific library of high-quality rule of law resources. The library includes links to laws, international standards, articles, reports, tools, training resources, web-resources, multi-media resources, book references and INPROL publications that pertain to rule of law in Afghanistan.


Gender and Security Toolkit

More than a decade has passed since the publication of the DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR and UN-INSTRAW Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit. Since then, tens of thousands of security and justice personnel globally have been trained on gender equality to some degree, scores of countries worldwide have adopted Women, Peace and Security national action plans (NAPs), and important new national legislation and international standards to tackle gender inequalities and discrimination have been passed. The global adoption and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also highlight the need for good security sector governance (SSG) and the central role justice and security actors play in promoting gender equality.

The new DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR, UN Women Gender and Security Toolkit draws together the key lessons of the past decade in promoting gender equality in security and justice. The aim of the Toolkit is to share new and emerging good practices, reflecting on how they have been developed. The Toolkit is designed to help security and justice sector institutions to integrate a gender perspective: the sector needs to move beyond simply increasing the numbers of women, and become more aware of and responsive to different gendered needs of the entire population. In doing so, attention to often neglected security and justice needs of women and girls must always be a key priority.

To access DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR, UN Women Gender Toolkit, kindly follow the link. 


Training Resources on SSR Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation and Gender

The Gender and SSR Training Resource Package is a series of practical training materials to help trainers integrate gender in SSR training, and deliver effective gender training to SSR audiences.
 It is designed for SSR trainers and educators, and gender trainers working with the security sector, to help you present material on gender and SSR in an interesting and interactive manner. The Gender and SSR Training Resource Package contains a wide range of exercises, discussion topics and examples from the ground that you can adapt and integrate into your SSR or gender training.  
Gender-responsive assessment, monitoring and evaluation of SSR processes seeks to:

» identify differences between men, women, girls and boys’ security needs, and experiences of SSR processes
» respond appropriately to these differences
» recommend improved (gender-responsive) SSR policies, programmes and practices
» identify appropriate gender-responsive indicators and processes for monitoring and evaluating how SSR programmes and practices impact differently on women, men, boys and girls
» improve overall performance in SSR programmes and practices