The United Nations Rule of Law Indicators Implementation Guide and Project Tools

Overview

This document is a joint publication of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The United Nations Rule of Law Indicators were endorsed, through the Rule of Law Coordination and Resource Group, by the Department of Political Affairs and the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. All the members of the Rule of Law Coordination and Resource Group and the World Bank provided advice and support. This publication was prepared with the assistance of the Vera Institute of Justice, in collaboration with other members of the Altus Global Alliance, and consultants based at the University of the Fraser Valley and Harvard University.

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Special Report