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fold faq ZIF Publications on the „Rule of Law”

von Carlowitz, Leopold/Kirschweng, Stefanie (2012): “Islamic Law, the Rule of Law, and International Peace Operations”, ZIF Conference Report in cooperation with the Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
ZIF Conference Report Islamic Law

von Carlowitz, Leopold (2011): “Local Ownership in Practice: Justice System Reform in Kosovo and Liberia”, DCAF Occasional Paper No. 23, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces.
DCAF Occasional Paper 23

Ghana National House of Chiefs (2011): “Sources and Settlement of Chieftaincy and Land Conflicts in Ghana”, Chieftaincy Bulletin 1 (2). Special Issue edited together with Leopold von Carlowitz and Friederike Diaby-Pentzlin. Kumasi: Ghana Publishing Company Ltd., Assembly Press.
Conference Report: Chieftaincy Bulletin

Wittkowsky, Andreas (2011): „‘Sicherheit, Gerechtigkeit, Arbeit’ – und ein langer Atem: Das neue konfliktpolitische Credo der Weltbank”, ZIF Policy Briefing.
ZIF Policy Briefing Andreas Wittkowsky Okt. 2011

fold faq Important UN Documents

Annual Report (PDF)


Strengthening and Coordinating United Nations Rule of Law Activities (6 August 2008). (PDF)

Securing Peace and Development: The Role of the United Nations in Supporting Security Sector Reform (23 January 2008). (PDF)

Uniting Our Strengths: Enhancing United Nations Support for the Rule of Law (14 December 2006). (PDF)

The Rule of Law and Transitional Justice in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies (23 August 2004). (PDF)

In Larger Freedom: Towards Development, Security and Human Rights for All (21 March 2005). (PDF)

Comprehensive Review of the Whole Question of Peacekeeping Operations in All Their Aspects („Brahimi Report“) (21 August 2000). (PDF)

fold faq Documents of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations

The United Nations Rule of Law Indicators. Implementation Guide and Project Tools (2011). (PDF)


DPKO Policy on Justice Components in United Nations Peace Operations (1 December 2009). (PDF)

DPKO Primer for Justice Components in Multidimensional Peace Operations: Strengthening the Rule of Law (December 2006). (PDF)

fold faq Guidance Notes of the Secretary-General

United Nations Approach to Transitional Justice (10 March 2010). (PDF)

United Nations Approach to Rule of Law Assistance (14 April 2008). (PDF)

United Nations Assistance to Constitution-making Processes (June 2009). (PDF)

United Nations Approach to Justice for Children (2 September 2008). (PDF)

fold faq Rule-of-Law-Tools by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Amnesties (PDF)

Mapping the Justice Sector (PDF)

Maximizing the Legacy of Hybrid Courts (PDF)

Monitoring Legal Systems (PDF)

National Consultations on Transitional Justice (PDF)

Prosecution Initiatives (PDF)

Reparations Programmes (PDF)

Truth Commissions (PDF)

Vetting: An Operational Framework (PDF)

fold faq Additional Documents of Specialised Agencies and Offices of the United Nations

Strengthening the Rule of Law in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations. A Global UNDP Programme for Justice and Security (2008-2011). (PDF)

UNODC Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit (2006). (PDF)

fold faq Further Reading

Bull, Carolyn (2008): No Entry without Strategy. Building the Rule of Law under UN Transitional Administration. Tokyo: United Nations University Press.

Call, Charles T. (2007): Constructing Justice and Security after War. Washington D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press.

Carothers, Thomas (2006): Promoting the Rule of Law Abroad. In Search of Knowledge. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Cockayne, James / Lupel, Adam (2011): Peace Operations and Organized Crimes. Enemies or Allies?. New York, N.Y.: Routledge.

Hurwitz, Agnes/ Huang, Reyko (2008): Civil War and the Rule of Law. Security, Development and Human Rights. Boulder, Colorado / London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc..

Isser, Deborah (2011): Customary Justice and the Rule of Law in War-Torn Societies. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press.

Murphy, Ray / Mansson Katarina (2008): Peace Operations and Human Rights. London: Taylor & Francis.

O’Connor, Vivienne / Rausch, Colette (2007): Model Codes for Post-Conflict Criminal Justice. Volume I: Model Code for Criminal Procedure. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press.

O’Connor, Vivienne / Rausch, Colette (2008): Model Codes for Post-Conflict Criminal Justice. Volume II: Model Code for Criminal Procedure. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press.

Rausch, Colette (2006): Combating Serious Crimes in Postconflict Socities. Washington, D.C.:  United States Institute of Peace Press.


Security Council Report (2011): Cross-Cutting Report on the Rule of Law. (PDF)

Stromseth, Jane / Wippman, David / Brooks, Rosa (2006): Can Might Make Rights?. Building the Rule of Law after Military Interventions. Cambridge / New York / Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.