Annan: UN developing new tools to foster rule of law Jeannie Shawl at 8:59 AM ET
Addressing the UN Security Council, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said that the UN is developing "important new tools" to strengthen its support for the rule of law and transitional justice in countries that are facing or emerging from conflict, including a justice sector mapping guide, support for the setting up of model transitional criminal codes, and policy guidance for prosecutions in both domestic and hybrid legal systems.
Annan also said that peace-building activities in post-conflict countries must reflect international norms and standards and must be tailored to meet national needs. Read Annan's remarks from Wednesday and watch recorded video (morning and afternoon sessions) of the Security Council debate on "Justice and the Rule of Law: The United Nations Role". The UN News Service has more.
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