Source: (2007) Washington, D.C.: Endowment of the United States Institute of Peace.

"Publication of 'Model Codes for Post-Conflict Criminal Justice', the product of five years of work involving hundreds of experts from across the world, is a significant contribution to the United Nations' efforts to strengthen peacebuilding. Based on United Nations standards, the Model Codes provide practical guidance on how to translate international human rights and criminal law standards into everyday practice. There is no single recipe for effective criminal justice. The Model Codes are not a one-size-fits-all solution. On the contrary, they have been devised to be adaptable to a variety of post-conflict societies and situations in ways that are flexible yet consistent with international norms and standards. The Model Codes are a resource that should be used by all those engaged in building peaceful societies based on the rule of law." (excerpt)