Mark L. Schneider

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:20
For the first time since that coalition government was formed, President Robert Mugabe issued a presidential decree last Thursday that short-circuits the democratic process, by-passing the still functioning Parliament, cutting short voter registration, overriding constitutional provisions on time-lines for candidate nominations and posing obstacles to critical reforms that are essential not only to achieve fair and free elections but to achieve peaceful, credible and transparent elections.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 00:00
Any exit strategy for the UN presence in Haiti has to be built on the country doubling the size of its police, ending impunity in its courts, and forging the rule of law as a foundation for economic growth and political stability.
Friday, January 22, 2010 - 00:00
Making Haiti safe again depends not only on getting Haitian and international police onto the streets, but on enforcing rule of law in a country where the judiciary and penitentiary system barely functioned.
Friday, May 23, 2008 - 00:00
Washington is focusing on the most easily replaceable link of the cocaine production chain – the impoverished campesino – through aerial spraying and forced eradication
Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 00:00
Barely into the second year of his second term as president, Rene Preval, supported by the United Nations, committed his administration to police and justice reform, and political reconciliation. The early results can be seen