International Association for Law, Ethics, and Science

International Association for Law, Ethics, and Science is a Paris based organization. The web site offers book reviews, Power Point presentations, links, and articles in French, English and Spanish.

International Association for Law, Ethics, and Science

http://www.iales.org/

For additional information onFrench and international aspects of bioethics consult the following article (in French):

Bioéthique.

Christian Byk

La Semaine Juridique Edition Générale NO.11. March 15, 2010. pp.557-563.

Global Integrity Report

The Global Integrity Report provides scorecards on anti-corruption and  rule of law  measures for individual countries. The reports include citations to statutes on areas of law such as, taxation, campaign contributions, bribery, and labor law.

Global Integrity Report http://report.globalintegrity.org/

Description of Global Integrity Report Methodology

The Global Integrity Report is a tool for understanding governance and anti-corruption mechanisms at the national level. Written by local researchers and journalists, the Report is characterized by an innovative, award-winning research methodology; a robust peer review process; and start-to-finish transparency.

Methodology Overview:

Unlike most governance and corruption indicators, the Global Integrity Report mobilizes a highly qualified network of in-country researchers and journalists to generate quantitative data and qualitative reporting on the health of a country’s anti-corruption framework. Each country assessment contained in the Global Integrity Report comprises two core elements: a qualitative Reporter’s Notebook and a quantitative Integrity Indicators scorecard, the data from which is aggregated and used to generate the cross-country Global Integrity Index.

An Integrity Indicators scorecard assesses the existence, effectiveness, and citizen access to key governance and anti-corruption mechanisms through more than 300 actionable indicators. It examines issues such as transparency of the public procurement process, media freedom, asset disclosure requirements, and conflicts of interest regulations. Scorecards take into account both existing legal measures on the books and de facto realities of practical implementation in each country. They are scored by a lead in-country researcher and blindly reviewed by a panel of peer reviewers, a mix of other in-country experts as well as outside experts. Reporter’s Notebooks are reported and written by in-country journalists and blindly reviewed by the same peer review panel.

Call for papers: International Journal of Intelligence Ethics

Opportuinity to publish in the International Journal of Intelligence Ethics, a peer-reviewed journal.

The purpose of the International Journal of Intelligence Ethics (IJIE) is to be a primary source for multidisciplinary information and research on the role of ethics in its application to intelligence activities. The journal will focus, from both a practical and theoretical framework, on the role of ethics in the full spectrum of intelligence activities, including collection, analysis and covert action. Articles may be focused on a particular country, region or political system.  Intelligence activities from both a national security and law enforcement perspective will be covered

Papers for publication should be between 5,000 to 10,000 words, although longer submissions will be considered.  The journal follows the current Chicago Manual of Style.  Submissions should be sent to journal@intelligence-ethics.org. For further information on submission requirements, contact journal@intelligence-ethics.org.

Full details avaiable on the journal Web site: http://www.intelligence-ethics.org/journal/

Hat tip to the National Security Law listserv.