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7 November 2005

Applying Islamic Principles in the Twenty-first Century - Nigeria, Iran, and Indonesia (David Smock, usip.org, 09/05)
Report 150 of the United States Institute of Peace highlights three projects in Muslim countries which reinterpret Muslim principles in a way which might interest some of us...

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On "Gender and Peace building" people exchange their views on issues related to gender, conflict, peace, security, and development.

Petion-ville sit-in seeking release of women political prisoners blocked by police who dispute their authorization

Marcella Adey points out how women were barred from a sit-in outside Pétion-Ville prison calling for the release of female prisoners by the Haitian police.

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Dialogue on Treaty Body Reform and Proposals for a Unified Standing Treaty Body
The National Human Rights Institutions Forum launches a new debate for a new Treaty Body.
Susanne Zwingel's article for openDemocracy last week showed how a harmonisation of reporting mechanisms might be well served by CEDAW.

Who's getting rich from COVID-19?

Boris Johnson's government stands accused of 'COVID cronyism', after handing out staggering sums of money to controversial private firms to fight COVID-19. Often the terms of these deals are kept secret, with no value-for-money checks or penalties for repeated failures which cost lives. And many major contracts have gone directly to key Tory donors and allies – without competition.

As COVID rates across the country surge, how can we hold our leaders accountable? Meet the lawyers, journalists and politicians leading the charge in our free live discussion on Thursday 1 October at 5pm UK time.

Hear from:

Dawn Butler Labour MP for Brent Central and member of the House of Commons Committee on Science and Technology

Peter Geoghegan Investigations editor, openDemocracy, and author of 'Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics'

Jolyon Maugham Barrister and founder of the Good Law Project.

Peter Smith Procurement expert and author of 'Bad Buying: How Organisations Waste Billions through Failures, Frauds and F*ck-ups'

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief of openDemocracy

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