Study on Business Integrity in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 

Author:Valts Kalnins

This study is aimed at strengthening integrity in the business sector, especially anti-corruption measures in and for the private sector. Read

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Pētījums: Pārvarot valsts sagrābšanu. Latvijas gadījums 1

Author:Gabriel Kuris

Lai demonstrētu progresu cīņā ar korupciju gan NATO, gan Eiropas Savienībai, 2002.gadā Latvija izveidoja Korupcijas novēršanas un apkarošanas biroju (KNAB), kas pēc Prinstonas Universitātes ekspertu domām strauji pierādīja savu efektivitāti. Read


The Future of EU Enlargement: On Track or Derailed? Debates in New Member States, Candidates and Neighbours 

Author:David Kral, Piotr Kazmierkiewicz, Olga Shumylo, Seda Domanic, Marija Risteska, Dace Akule

Publikācijā apkopti raksti par Eiropas Savienības paplašināšanās diskusijām Latvijā, Čehijā, Polijā, Ukrainā, Maķedonijā un Turcijā. Read

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Restorative Justice in the Ukraine 


We still consider the preservation of the value basis of restorative justice, ensuring the development of practice in line with the wider understanding of principles of RJ and an attentive and careful attitude to cultural traditions and roots of cooperation and restorative approaches to the development of the community to be the main task of the further promotion and implementation of RJ in the Ukraine. Read

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Restorative Justice vs. Juvenile Justice: The Case of Lithuania 


In Lithuania an issue of implementing the restorative justice model into legal system is raised during the last several years very often, although the steps in making ideas into action are still quite reserved. Today restorative justice in criminal cases is not introduced into Lithuanian juvenile justice system. The closest institute to its’ model of mediation is the institute of victim‘s and offender‘s reconciliation incorporated into the Penal Code of the Republic of Lithuania. Read

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Healing without the bars 


The whole community is the winner in the event of successful conciliation, because the number of prisoners decreases and there is an economy of taxpayers’ funds. Read

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Estonian Juvenile and Restorative Justice System 


In modern legislation, children are viewed as a vulnerable group and several measures have been introduced to protect the children due to the special needs arising from the specific nature of their development. This also applies to the Juvenile and Restorative Justice System in Estonia. Read

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Correct and timely information - less crime 


One of the most significant obstacles to effective prevention is lack of information and ineffective communication among the involved services as well as the weak link with the community. Read

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Crime and Punishment. Or simply PR?  

Author:Ilona Kronberga

If we continue dealing with crime by the means of impulsive repression and empty rhetoric, we may end up in the world where an individual citizen is forced to take care of his own security and keeps firearms instead of firewood in his shed. Read

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The Modern Village Bobby 

Author:Rita Ruduša

Community policing is not about 'cops and robbers', it is not a Hollywood gangster movie. Police are a part of the community. Read

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Overruling Loskutovs and the law 


If Corruption Prevention and Combatting Bureau (KNAB) has broken the law, government authorities must investigate it and prevent further offences. However, this objective cannot serve as a reason to deal with inconvenient individuals. Impartiality and objectivity is a basic condition for any investigation, otherwise the results will not be credible. Unfortunately, in the case of Loskutovs, the recent public statements by authorities and politicians, the rush of the investigation and the sloppy legal procedures indicate that finding the truth is not the goal. This article illustrates a few considerations which indicate that the politicians wish to as quickly as possible dispose with an undesirable public official instead of an objective and impartial evaluation.