rule of law

New UN mission to support rule of law, police development in Haiti

Mobile police teams from the new UN mission in Haiti will bring together local communities and political leaders in efforts to find solutions to the country’s peace and justice needs.

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“Reinforce rule of law” to allow legitimate fishing

The rule of law at sea must be reinforced to allow people not to suffer from illegal fishing; that’s according to the International Criminal Police Organization, or INTERPOL.

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UN must bolster rule of law support to Member States, Ban tells Security Council

Stressing that the rule of law is at the heart of the work of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council today that it is vital to ensure that the Organization makes the most of its assistance in this area to help post-conflict countries build the foundations for long-term peace and stability.

At UN, Non-Aligned Movement nations spotlight importance of international rule of law

Nations belonging to the international grouping of more than 100 countries known as the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) today highlighted the importance of cooperation among States to strengthen the rule of law as they met at the United Nations.

Ban appoints Portuguese jurist as new UN legal chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Miguel de Serpa Soares of Portugal as Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel.

Deputy UN chief spotlights rule of law as essential to peace and development

The Deputy Secretary-General today highlighted the need for measures that enhance the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict situations, stressing that more coordination at national and local levels is needed among United Nations entities to effectively support countries on this issue.

Time for UN system to come together to promote rule of law activities – Deputy Secretary-General

Now is the time to come together and promote the work of the United Nations for the rule of law, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today, noting the different comparative advantages within the world body that complement one another and can be used to achieve this goal.

UN moves ahead with efforts to reinforce rule of law worldwide

With its many years of experience and its entrenched neutrality, the United Nations is ideally placed to help countries establish the rule of law, a vital factor in post-conflict reconstruction, overall development and enforcing fundamental rights, a top UN official said today.

Informal justice systems must be integrated into development programmes – UN study

Informal justice systems to resolve disputes must be integrated into broader development initiatives to guarantee the protection of human rights, since they are preferred by a large number of people in various developing countries, according to a United Nations study released today.

At UN summit, world leaders highlight key role of rule of law in preventing war

World leaders today called on all states to recommit to the rule of law as a fundamental factor in preventing war at a United Nations summit that stressed the universality of humanitarian law and the importance of the International Criminal Court (ICC).