In March, Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda surrendered himself unexpectedly to the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda asking for transfer to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, where he was wanted for allegedly committing crimes against humanity. The apprehension of ICC indictees was one of the main challenges raised during the Program on Human Right's (PHR) Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Speaker Series last quarter. Read more »
CDDRL, PHR News
The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law is looking forward to an exciting quarter with a continued focus on human trafficking and human rights education. We encourage you to read our newsletter below to learn more about our exciting courses, research initiatives, and new staff on board for the spring quarter. Read more »
Qatar's external and domestic challengesCDDRL, ARD in the news: International Bar Association on April 5, 2013
In a piece titled, "Qatar: meteoric growth must not distract from 'severe human rights shortcomings'" published by the International Bar Association, ARD co-founder Lina Khatib comments on Qatar's external and domestic challenges. Khatib's comments are based on her recent article for the Chatham House journal International Affairs titled, " Qatar's Foreign Policy: The Limits of Pragmatism".
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CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Program on Liberation Technology Announcement
On March 11-12, the Program on Liberation Technology at CDDRL is convening a conference to examine digital tools and their impact on the development of democratic development. Hosted in partnership with U.C. Berkeley’s Data and Democracy Initiative, the two-day conference will bring together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers. Read more »
CDDRL, ARD News
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is holding its fourth annual conference in Tunis on March 28-29. This year's conference theme 'Building Bridges: Towards Viable Democracies in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya' examines the cornerstones of democratic transition in those countries. It will address: - Constitution drafting - National dialogues and civil society - Political coalitions and Islamism - Political participation and pluralism - Economic policy - Arab relations with the USA and Europe Read more »
Autocracy is here for now, but is it here to stay?CDDRL in the news
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia continues to struggle with governance challenges— from corruption to weak state institutions — that have stalled its democratic development writes Kathryn Stoner in a journal article for Perspectives on Politics. Stoner, CDDRL's deputy director and a FSI senior fellow, reviews five books that examine whether Russia will slip further into autocracy or step back onto its democratic path. Read more »
FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Op-ed
Training the Afghan National Police (ANP) has been the centerpiece of the EU's engagement in Afghanistan since 2007. What began as a German-led police training mission in 2002 became an EU-led mission in February 2007, christened EUPOL. After 6 years, and with the close of the international military combat mission in Afghanistan looming ahead in 2014, TEC Anna Lindh Fellow and Visiting Researcher Christian Tygesen discusses what is likely to be the legacy left behind by EUPOL. Read more »