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U4 Practice Insight | Feb 2020

Trial monitoring of corruption cases: An innovative answer to the quest for evaluation tools

Impartial, competent and efficient judiciaries are vital in addressing corruption. Both qualitative and quantitative aspects of performance should be considered when assessing the effectiveness of a judicial system in handling...
Francesco De Sanctis (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practice Insight 2020:1)
Journal Article | 2019

Acceptability of an economic support component to reduce early pregnancy and school dropout in Zambia: a qualitative case study

Background: Cash Transfer (CT) schemes have become popular poverty reducing measures in many low and middle-income countries. Research indicates that when provided to girls in resource poor settings, cash transfers...
Emmanuel Banda, Joar Svanemyr, Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy, Isabel Goicolea & Joseph Mumba Zulu (2019)
in Global Health Action vol. 12 no. 1
Journal Article | 2018

Introducing post-discharge malaria chemoprevention (PMC) for management of severe anemia in Malawian children: a qualitative study of community health workers’ perceptions and motivation

Background Severe malarial anaemia is one of the leading causes of paediatric hospital admissions in Malawi. Post-discharge malaria chemoprevention (PMC) is the intermittent administration of full treatment courses of antimalarial to...
Thandile Nkosi-Gondwe, Bjarne Robberstad, Björn Blomberg, Kamija S. Phiri, Siri Lange (2018)
in BMC Health Services Research vol. 18 no. 984 pp. 1-15
Journal Article | 2018

Delivery strategies for malaria chemoprevention with monthly dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for the post-discharge management of severe anaemia in children aged less than 5 years old in Malawi: a protocol for a cluster randomized trial

Background Children initially hospitalized with severe anaemia in Africa are at high risk of readmission or death within 6 months after discharge. No intervention strategy specifically protects children during the...
Thandile Gondwe, Bjarne Robberstad, Mavuto Mukaka, Siri Lange, Bjørn Blomberg, Kamija S. Phiri (2018)
in BMC Pediatrics vol. 18:238 pp. 1-8
U4 Brief | 2018

Promoting global health through clinical trial transparency. Prevent research waste and grand corruption

The current lack of transparency in clinical trials threatens progress on the Sustainable Development Goals' health objectives. Unreported and misreported clinical trial outcomes result in the misallocation of public health...
Till Bruckner (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2018:5)
CMI Working Paper | 2018

Building a better world by establishing a Truth Commission: Incomplete healing in El Salvador

On 17 October 1992, as a consultant to the Commission on the Truth for El Salvador, I visited the village of Corinto to collect stories of ‘grave cases of violence’....
Stener Ekern (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2018:7) 19 p.
Journal Article | 2018

Caretakers` acceptability of different delivery mechanisms of Post-discharge Malaria Chemoprevention (PMC) in Zomba, Southern Malawi A qualitative study under the GLOBVAC funded Post-discharge Malaria Chemoprevention Delivery (PMC) study

In malaria endemic countries of sub-Saharan Africa, many children develop severe anaemia due to previous and current malaria infections. After blood transfusions and antimalarial treatment at the hospital they are...
Sarah Svege, Blessings N Kaunda, Bjarne Robberstad, Kamija Phiri, Siri Lange (2018)
in BMC Health Services Research vol. 18 no. 544
Journal Article | 2018

Faith on Trial: Blasphemy and 'lawfare' in Indonesia

This article develops the argument that blasphemy trials occupy a pivotal role in ‘religion-making’ in post-1998 Indonesia. Examining a blasphemy trial on the island of Lombok in 2010, I argue...
Kari Telle (2018)
in Ethnos vol. 83 no. 2 pp. 371-391
U4 Issue | 2016

Specialised anti-corruption courts: A comparative mapping

Frustration with the capacity of the ordinary machinery of justice to deal adequately with corruption has prompted many countries to develop specialised anti-corruption institutions. While anti-corruption agencies with investigative and/or...
Sofie Arjon Schütte, Matthew C. Stephenson (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2016:7) 28 p
Book Chapter | 2016

False Prophets? Ontological Conflicts and Religion-Making in an Indonesian Court

This chapter examines a blasphemy trial on Lombok in 2010, in which a Muslim who claimed to have received revelations from the Angel Gabriel was charged with the offence of...
Kari Telle (2016)
in Palgrave MacMillan
U4 Brief | 2016

Specialised anti-corruption courts: Philippines

The Philippines' Sandiganbayan is the oldest specialised anti-corruption court in the world. Though established mainly to resolve corruption cases more expeditiously, the Sandiganbayan is plagued by delays and inefficiency. This...
Matthew Stephenson (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2016:3) 4 p
Journal Article | 2016

Trial of the Status Quo: The Politics of Mediated Justice in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

 The Lebanese media landscape is widely acknowledged to be a battleground for privatized outlets aligned with political elites. Each outlet vies for hegemony in a crowded and competitive marketplace of...
Sari Hanafi, Are John Knudsen, Robert Flahive (2016)
in Arab Studies Journal, 24(1): 68-88
Edited Book | 2016

Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability

This is the first book to comprehensively and systematically trace the trajectory from impunity towards accountability for past human rights violations in the Latin American region. Based on rich historical...
Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos, and Cath Collins (2016)
London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series)
Journal Article | 2016

Effectiveness of a girls’ empowerment programme on early childbearing, marriage and school dropout among adolescent girls in rural Zambia: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial

Background: Adolescent pregnancies pose a risk to the young mothers and their babies. In Zambia, 35% of young girls in rural areas have given birth by the age of 18...
Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy, Mweetwa Mudenda, Joseph Zulu, Ecloss Munsaka, Astrid Blystad, Mpundu Makasa, Ottar Mæstad, Bertil Tungodden, Choolwe Jakobs, Linda Milimo Kampata, Knut Fylkesnes, Joar Svanemyr, Karen Marie Moland, Richard Banda, Patrick Musonda (2016)
in Trials vol. 17 no. 588 15 p.
U4 Issue | 2015

Corruption risks in the criminal justice chain and tools for assessment

This U4 issue paper provides policymakers in developing nations, their citizens, and U4’s partners in the donor community with an overview of where corruption is most likely to arise in...
Sofie Arjon Schütte, Victoria Jennett, Richard E. Messick, Jay S. Albanese, Heike Gramckow, Gary Hill (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2015:6) 62 p.
Book Chapter | 2015

Conclusions

A structured comparative analysis of one post-authoritarian case (Uruguay), two post-conflict cases (Rwanda and Angola), and one mixed case (Peru) demonstrates that contextual factors and timing are crucial to understanding...
Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide (2015)
in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series) pp. 174-198
Book Chapter | 2015

Transitional justice alternatives: claims and counterclaims

How do transitional justice mechanisms contribute to peace and democracy after authoritarian rule or violent conflict has ended? This chapter examines current theoretical and empirical knowledge on impact assessment in...
Elin Skaar and Camila Gianella Malca (2015)
in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge pp. 1-28
Book | 2015

After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy

The field of transitional justice has recently seen a surge of interest in the issues of effectiveness and impact. This book examines the effects of transitional justice on the development...
Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide (2015)
London: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series)
CMI Insight | 2014

Military trials in Egypt: 2011-2014

The use of military tribunals to try civilians was one of the issues that made people rise against then Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. This CMI Insight investigates the...
Heather McRobie (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 10) 5 p.
Edited Book | 2013

Special Issue: "Drivers of Justice"

The main objective of this volume is to provide a better understanding of the political, judicial and social forces driving the establishment and operation of transitional justice (TJ) mechanisms after...
Elin Skaar and Astri Suhrke (2013)
Nordic Journal of Human Rights vol. 31 no. 2, 117-288 p.