Rule of Law

Elsevier,

Forensic Science International: Mind and Law, Volume 2, November 2021

A look at forensic psychiatry in Africa and how it's developed.

COP26 is the 2021 United Nations annual climate change conference. COP stands for Conference of the Parties. Parties are the signatories of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - a treaty agreed in 1994 which has 197 Parties (196 countries and the EU). The 2021 conference, hosted by the UK, together with our partners Italy, in Glasgow, will be the 26th meeting of the Parties, which is why it's called COP26.

This Practice Note covers the main pillars of access to justice in environmental matters in the UK under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention). Access to justice and the ability to effectively challenge environmental decisions are key to SDG 16.
In this webinar, panelists explore the “state of the union” of the Rule of Law in the UK and consider what can be done to drive public attention and protection. They also discuss whether the Law requires a rebrand, whether it is seen in the same light by all people, and what (or who) might drive the change sought. This webinar contributes to SDG 16.
Elsevier,

The Impacts of Climate Change, A Comprehensive Study of Physical, Biophysical, Social, and Political Issues, 2021, Pages 521-535

This book chapter addresses SDG 11 and 13 by explaining some of the ways that climate change impacts are evaluated in integrated assessment models (IAMs).
In this conversation of the “World We Want” podcast series, RELX’s Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Dr Márcia Balisciano, talks to Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu about leadership.
This paper supports SDGs 3 and 16 by summarising how armed conflict disrupts health-care provision, particularly access to sexual, reproductive, maternal, infant, child, and adolescent health and nutrition services. This paper provides an overview of current challenges and opportunities associated with the implementation of humanitarian services in conflict settings, in accordance with international human rights law.
This paper supports SDGs 3, 5, and 16 by evaluating the direct and indirect health effects of armed conflicts on women and children worldwide. The authors summarise the available evidence showing how armed conflicts increase the risk of malnutrition, physical injuries, infectious diseases, poor mental health, and poor sexual and reproductive health; key knowledge gaps and research priorities to mitigate some of the harms associated with armed conflicts are also addressed.
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LexisNexis Legal & Professional has created a rule of law impact tracker using a range of data sets. The rule of law impact tracker is an interactive tool which quantifies the relationship between the rule of law and social and economic development. The rule of law plays a vital part in underpinning all of the SDGs and in particular the targets of SDG 16 to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
In this brief perspective piece, a rural sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) program is described in the hopes that dissemination will lead to increased numbers of rural SANEs, increased reporting of sexual assaults in rural and underserved communities, increased prosecution rates of sexual assault perpetrators, and program sustainability through the provision of a nurse-centered approach to training and support. This article contributes SDGs 3, 5, 9, and 16.

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