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The Promise of Cash Transfers from Mineral Resource Wealth

Maniza Naqvi 28th May 2013

  It’s a place of darkness. People hail from tribes and clans. They are poor and live in basic shelters in remote villages, with no running water or electricity, and no access to clinics. They subsist on seasonal work, hunting and fishing. They resent that their part of the earth gets attention only when natural […]

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Constitution-Making and Voter Education in Zimbabwe

Guest Contributor 24th May 2013

By Obert Hodzi Over the past decade, Zimbabwe has been characterised by political turmoil and economic meltdown that resulted in dollarization and abandonment of the country’s currency in 2008. After the disputed and violent elections of March and June 2008, political parties in Zimbabwe entered into a Global Political Agreement (GPA) to address the challenges […]

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Justice and Security Act 2013: Impact on Open Justice and Trial Rights

Natasha Holcroft-Emmess 22nd May 2013

  On the 25th of April 2013, the Justice and Security Act was granted Royal Assent after the Bill’s tumultuous progression through the parliamentary drafting stages. Part 2 of the Act regulates disclosure of sensitive material under the closed material procedure (CMP), where one party and their legal representation are excluded from evidence or allegations […]

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Denied Education is Denied Survival: The Case of The Nasa People

Guest Contributor 17th May 2013

By Ethel Castellanos-Morales and Camilo Castillo-Sánchez – Colombia is a country with a modern constitutional system that allows it to recognize its different ethnic groups and protect the diversity that is inherent in this multicultural society.  Human rights are further protected by the fact that Colombia integrates several international human rights treaties in the constitution […]

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