Taking Action on Human Rights in Sierra Leone’s Prisons

RWI has just completed a week-long Human Rights Action Planning Workshop with the Sierra Leone Correctional Services (SLCS) under the Institute’s new partnership in the country with SLCS and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The event  saw managers from all 19 of Sierra Leone’s correctional centres, as well as regional commanders and headquarters directors,…

High-level Ceremony in Tunis to Launch Child Victim Research

RWI’s regional office in Amman held a high-level ceremony last week to launch a new Tunisian comparative research study titled “Protecting the rights of the child victim in the criminal justice system from the perspective of international standards.” The objective of the study is to bring forward applicable judicial recommendations and solutions based on informed…

Researching Human Rights in Sierra Leone’s Prisons

RWI recently entered into a new partnership with the Sierra Leone Correctional Services (SLCS) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to increase compliance with international human rights standards in the Sierra Leonean correctional system. The first activity in the project has just been completed: a week in Freetown’s Pademba Road Prison during which a team…

Rule of Law: A Guide for Politicians

The Institute’s Rule of Law guide is meant to provide an orientation for politicians regarding the basic elements of the rule of law. The Guide, Rule of Law: A guide for politicians, was inspired by discussions within the InterAction Council of Former Heads of State and Government. The process of preparing the material was initiated and…