Even through COVID-19 confinement, UNODCs Line Up, Live Up builds resilience with sports
May 15, 2020

Even through COVID-19 confinement, UNODC's Line Up, Live Up builds resilience with sports

One of the many limitations of the stay at home orders, which remain effective around most of the world, is its impact on physical movement in large spaces for the sake of exercise. For people accustomed to the regular practice of sports, whether in a gym, in parks or even on streets, suddenly renouncing to these activities can be difficult, sometimes causing stress which only adds to the anxiety of these new global circumstances.

Staying at home, however, does not mean one is forced to become sedentary.

In the past month, over 20,000 people in Uzbekistan have risen to the challenge of the country's  Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports and UNODC to  Line Up, Live Up from their homes, and to then share those special moments on social media accounts.

Courts, States of Emergency and Rule of Law
May 6, 2020

Courts, States of Emergency and Rule of Law 

COVID-19 has been traveling rapidly since December last year. Carried by millions of tourists and expanding, first, to Europe, the United States and then the rest of the world. At the beginning gradually and imperceptibly, then exponentially. The WHO declared it a pandemic on 11 March 2020 when the number of infected people was "only" 118,000 and the number of deceased people, 4,291. With over 3.5 million people infected and over 250,000 dead as of the day of this writing, the world has built new frontiers and is becoming unrecognizable.

 

E4Js Zorbs help children stay safe from COVID19 in Lebanon
April 30, 2020

E4J's Zorbs help children stay safe from COVID-19 in Lebanon

The lockdown has been difficult for most people, as the world adapts to the strict measures necessary to combat COVID-19. For children, the challenge is a big one as they find themselves suddenly unable to learn in the appropriate settings, or to run around outside with their friends. This situation becomes even more problematic when children are in particularly vulnerable circumstances, in need of humanitarian assistance and with few outlets to help them deal with the reality.

Several hundred children in Lebanon were pleasantly surprised this month when they discovered The Zorbs, the colourful alien characters helping young generations understand the values which help keep the world safe.

The Croatian Judicial Ethics Training Experience
April 30, 2020

The Croatian Judicial Ethics Training Experience

Croatia is one of the more than forty jurisdictions that have agreed to become training sites for the implementation of the  UNODC Judicial Ethics Training Tools , with the aim to enhance judges' integrity and contribute to the fight against corruption in the judiciary at the global level. Training activities on judicial ethics are already regularly included in the annual programmes of the  Croatian Judicial Academy  (JA), which is the national public institution in charge of initial and continuous judicial training.

 

COVID-19, Technology and Access to Justice
April 28, 2020

COVID-19, Technology and Access to Justice

Ever since 1979, the Indian Supreme Court has accepted access to justice as a basic human right, a view propounded by legal scholars Mauro Cappelletti and Bryant Garth. Towards achieving this goal, the Legal Services Authority Act was passed by parliament in 1987. As a result of this legislation, free legal aid and advice is available to all women, children, persons in custody, and other disadvantaged persons. Access to justice has been challenged by COVID-19 in an unimaginable way.