SDG16 seeks to address threats to fundamental freedoms and human rights of people around the world. The SDG16 targets break down areas of focus to help achieve this overarching aim of promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies.

This collection of content focuses on three targets, 16.3: Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all, 16.6: Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels, 16.7: Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels and 16.B: Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development

Highlighted Chapters

Revisiting the International Rule of Law in an Era of Resistance

from Legal Protection and Sustainability of Chinese Investments in Africa

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Renewal of the Struggle and Pinochet’s Final Dance with Justice (2001–2008)

from Battles for Memory and Justice in Chile

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Beyond the Stranger in the Woods: Investigating the Complexity of Adult Rape Cases in the Courtroom

from Advances in Psychology and Law

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How to Deal with “Doing Social Inequality” by “Doing Criminological (Qualitative) Research”

from Qualitative Research in Criminology

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AI Applications in the Rule of Law

from Blue Book on AI and Rule of Law in the World (2020)

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Rule of Law, Democracy and New Technologies

from The Rule of Law in Cyberspace

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The “War on Drugs” in Philippine Criminal Courts: Legal Professionals’ Moral Discourse and Plea Bargaining in Drug-Related Cases

from Criminal Legalities and Minorities in the Global South: Rights and Resistance in a Decolonial World

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Legislating for Hate Crime Globally: Putting “Social Justice” Into Practice, Part 1

from Criminalising Hate

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A Brief Overview of the Crimes Prosecuted by the ICC, Defences to These Crimes, and the Scope of Liability for These Crimes

from Victim Advocacy before the International Criminal Court

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Being and Believing: Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006

from Stirring Up Hatred: Myth, Identity and Order in the Regulation of Hate Speech

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Sustainable Development and Intangible Cultural Heritage

from Intangible Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Development and Intellectual Property

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States Responsibility and Liability for Transboundary Environmental Harm

from Corporate Liability for Transboundary Environmental Harm

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