Jerome J. Shestack, Esq.
1923- 2011

Jerry Shestack was the consummate Philadelphia Lawyer, mentor, domestic and world humanitarian. He was, for over 50 years, a champion of national and international human rights, in his profession and in service to the United Nations and U.S. Presidents since John F. Kennedy. » Read More
Category: Model UN
Posted by: Global on :09/11/12


This website is the official news site for the United Nations Rule of Law Program. Current announcement: The High-level Meeting of the 67th Session of the General Assembly on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 24 September 2012. This is a unique occasion for all Member States, non-governmental organisations and civil society represented at the highest level, to discuss and agree a forward looking agenda on strengthening the rule of law. In the left column are many news items that can be browsed for searching actual cases. In the right column teachers and students can find several key documents. More information
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Posted by: Global on :08/28/12


Responsibility for the overall coordination of rule of law work rests with the Rule of Law Coordination and Resource Group, chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General and supported by the Rule of Law Unit. The membership of the Group consists of the Department of Political Affairs (DPA), the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). More information
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Posted by: Global on :08/28/12


This website covers one of the oldest NGO’s working on the rule of law. “A world ruled by law, not force.” This has been the World Jurist Association (WJA)’s mission since its founding in 1963. The WJA was formed in response to an international outcry for a free and open forum where judges, lawyers, law professors and other professionals from around the world could work cooperatively to strengthen and expand the Rule of Law and its institutions through the nations of the world. As a non-governmental organization with special consultative status at the UN Economic and Social Council, the WJA provides a unique forum for the international community. We have worked closely with governments, non-governmental organizations and international associations to foster a cooperative dialogue on world peace. Through our support, decision-makers from around the world work together as individuals, rather than representatives of a particular country, class or ideology. More information
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Posted by: Global on :08/28/12


This website of the U.S. Institute of Peace (established by the U.S. Congress) announces several training modules for practitioners who use the rule of law for building peace and conflict handling through dialogue and compromise. The Academy’s practitioner-oriented courses, held at the USIP headquarters in Washington and elsewhere, prepare professionals for work in and on conflict zones. "The class was excellent. I have already recommendedit to colleagues. It was especially useful since I am on standby with the State Department's Civilian Response Corps."—Franklin Garcia, U.S. Department of State. "I am using the knowledge I got from your course to deliver ideas and information to the women's NGOs I'm working with all over Iraq, and they are changing their work plans accordingly."—Ferdos Majeed, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. More information
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Posted by: Global on :08/28/12


This website of the Virginia Law Foundation and the Virginia Bar Association is very user friendly and is one of the core sites to use in building a lesson plan within the Model UN project. There are many useful links, all set up for the comfort of the educator. As the website home page states: “Welcome to the Teacher Resource site for the Virginia Law Foundation & The Virginia Bar Association Rule of Law Project. The materials available at the links on this page have been created by educators for educators”. More information
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Posted by: Global on :08/28/12


This is an example of one among many commercial websites that brings the discussion down to family and neighborhood lives. This kind of website can be useful for students to browse and discuss among each other. The listing does not imply any endorsement. More information
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Posted by: Global on :08/28/12


The World Justice Map is a multi-disciplinary, interactive map-based information exchange platform developed as part of the World Justice Project. The platform facilitates networking among Rule of Law promoters and raises global awareness for the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index, World Justice Forum action plans, and other related projects. Link to the World Justice Map
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Posted by: Global on :08/28/12


By David Tolbert (Source: Al Jazeera )

The UN General Assembly has a real chance for change in its upcoming meeting on the rule of law. When 26-year old Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire on December 17, 2010, his act resonated across an entire region and sparked what is known as the Arab Spring. His cry echoed across the world because it was a universal call for justice, basic fairness, and equal treatment. Indeed, it was a call for the rule of law. » Read More
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Posted by: Global on :08/18/12


By Ian Williams (Source: Ipsnews)

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 3 2012 (Ipsnews) - A little overshadowed by the Olympics, the Yeosu 2012 Expo is, in its own way, doing more than the London Games to promote global harmony – and without stirring up the waters the way the British did when they posted the ROK flag for the DPRK women’s soccer team. Next weekend, as the Expo holds another session celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the Law of the Sea, with an Asian perspective, it is worth remembering that there are people in the U.S. establishment every bit as pugnaciously ideological as any Pyongyang commissar – and above all on the question of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). » Read More
Category: Model UN
Posted by: Global on :08/03/12


The World Justice Project, the International Peace Institute, and the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) hosted a policy forum on June 26, 2012, in New York City. Focusing on the rule of law field where innovations have been made, the WJP and HiiL prepared a report presented at the event, which highlights areas where significant progress has been made over the past 5 to 10 years. Moderated by Warren Hoge, Senior Adviser for External Relations, International Peace Institute, speakers included Adama Dieng, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Registrar, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda; Juan Carlos Botero, Executive Director, The World Justice Project; and Sam Muller, Director, Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law. Link to the World Justice Project
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Posted by: Global on :06/26/12



On November 30, 2011 the WJP presented the WJP Rule of Law Index® at The National Press Club in Washington, DC, at 1:00 PM. Data findings from the expanded 2011 report, which covers, for the first time, a total of 66 countries and jurisdictions, as well as methodological updates, were discussed. Opening remarks were provided by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, while closing remarks were provided by Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. (See more videos)
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Posted by: Global on :11/30/11


By Alexander Villafania (Source)
MAKATI CITY, METRO MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) is moving to the second phase of its plan to integrate the “Rule of Law” in school curriculum after conducting a series teaching training and field testing.

The Public Education on the Rule of Law Advancement and Support (PERLAS) Teaching Exemplars was developed as a lesson guide for public elementary teachers in teaching “Rule of Law” in basic education. » Read More
Category: Model UN
Posted by: Global on :04/18/11


Example on how the high school student and the teacher can become familiar with the global movement for the Rule of Law; it is a report of a meeting held in Brazil in 2010. SALVADOR, Brazil, 14 April 2010. Delegates Call for ‘Template’ to Improve Rule-Of-Law Education Worldwide as United Nations Crime Congress Enters Third Day. The United Nations should develop a template to better educate everyone from schoolchildren to judges worldwide about criminal justice concepts, standards and the rule of law in order to create a safer, more just world, delegates said as the Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice continued in Salvador, Brazil, today. More information
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Posted by: Global on :04/14/10