Tag: RULE OF LAW

  • Gender Equality

    Gender Equality and the United Nations The United Nations has the responsibility to ensure that all its actions promote and protect gender equality and women’s empowerment. UN efforts to help establish the rule of law for all on the basis of equality are essential to this end. Advancing […]

  • Civil Society

    Civil Society in Election Law Associations, organisations and unions that are active in public affairs and constitute an independent counterforce to the powers that be. In democracies, all persons have a right to participate in public affairs, including in civil society activities and, through […]

  • Civil Society

    Civil Society in Election Law Associations, organisations and unions that are active in public affairs and constitute an independent counterforce to the powers that be. In democracies, all persons have a right to participate in public affairs, including in civil society activities and, through […]

  • Transitional Justice

    United Nations The United Nations has a long history of assisting societies devastated by conflict or emerging from repressive rule to re-establish the rule of law and come to terms with large-scale human rights violations. For the UN system, transitional justice is the full range of […]

  • United Nations Resolutions

    United Nations Resolutions United Nations Security Council Resolutions Some of the United Nations Security Council resolutions covered in this encyclopedia cover the following: United Nations Security Council Resolution 827 United Nations Security Council Resolution 955 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1272 United Nations Security Council Resolution 2177 United Nations Security Council Resolution 940 United Nations…

  • United Nations General Assembly Resolutions

    United Nations General Assembly Resolutions Note: for information on United Nations activities in general, see here. United Nations General Assembly Resolutions Some of the United Nations General Assembly Resolutions covered in the Encyclopedia are the following: United Nations General Assembly Resolution 64/298 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 174 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1514 United…

  • Venice Commission

    United States Joins Venice Commission in 2013 United States views on international law [1] in relation to United States Joins Venice Commission: On April 15, 2013, the United States became the 59th member of the Council of Europe's European Commission for Democracy through Law, or […]

  • Venice Commission

    United States Joins Venice Commission in 2013 United States views on international law [1] in relation to United States Joins Venice Commission: On April 15, 2013, the United States became the 59th member of the Council of Europe's European Commission for Democracy through Law, or […]

  • Human Rights Council on Civil Society

    Human Rights Council in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): We call upon this Council to continue its work with vigor and purpose, paying special attention to the important role that civil society plays […]

  • Civil Society Issues

    Civil Society in 2013 (Continuation) United States views on international law [1] in relation to Civil Society: The United States is proud to co-sponsor the Human Rights Council's first resolution on creating and maintaining, in law and in practice, a safe and enabling environment for […]

  • Civil Society Issues

    Civil Society in 2013 (Continuation) United States views on international law [1] in relation to Civil Society: The United States is proud to co-sponsor the Human Rights Council's first resolution on creating and maintaining, in law and in practice, a safe and enabling environment for […]

  • Administrative Disputes in Civil Law Jurisdictions

    In relation to the administrative disputes in civil law jurisdictions and constitutional law, Lana Ofak[1] made the following observation: Administrative dispute (contentieux administratif, Verwaltungsstreit) is a legal institution which was created by the legal theory and practice at the […]

  • Parliamentary Sovereignty

    Mizrahi Bank Case (Israel) In relation to the mizrahi bank case (Israel) and constitutional law, Suzie Navot[1] made the following observation: Israel has no single official document known as 'the Constitution', and for nearly half a century, its legal structure was based on the […]

  • Genuine Elections

    Periodic and Genuine Elections in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On November 18, 2011, the United States introduced a resolution in the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly on […]

  • Equal Political Participation

    Equal Political Participation in 2013 United States views on international law [1] in relation to Equal Political Participation: On September 26, 2013, the HRC adopted resolution 24/8 on equal political participation. U.N. Doc. A/HRC/RES/24/8. The resolution was the culmination of an […]