Tag: Justice Reform

Theorizing corruption in the Afghan judicial sector

The purpose of this blog is to identify and analyze the dynamics of corruption at its systemic roots that has led to forms of state capture, low pay resulting in petty forms of corruption and issues with training within the Afghan judicial sector. The paper relies on 70 semi-structured interviews conducted predominantly in Kabul with judicial reform and human rights organizations, rights-based and gender empowerment non-governmental organizations and civil society watchdogs.

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New Criminal Justice Codes: The Impact in Latin America and Eastern Europe

In both Latin America and Eastern Europe, Criminal Justice reforms introduced parallel measures to enhance judicial independence and give sector institutions greater control over operations and personnel. However, even after 10 to 20 years, the impact of such reforms are difficult to measure. This article explores some of the problems with measuring the effectiveness of criminal justice reforms and how they can be remedied.

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Decentralizing Justice and Security in Liberia

Liberia’s programmatic roll-out of five regional Justice and Security hubs, which seek to de-concentrate state justice and security (J&S) services nationally, is an underestimated initiative. Although the model presents an important possibility for the Liberian government to break from its past, its potential may not be met, as post-war reforms have focused too heavily on frameworks rather than actual change for Liberians.

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The Politics of Justice Reform in Haiti

Provides a brief review on a recent paper written by Louis-Alexandre Berg outlining the recent history of justice reform in Haiti. In broad terms, the paper shows how what donors have seen as a technical problem (scarcity of personnel, corruption, inefficiency) actually serves an important role for Haiti’s political elite, who have accordingly been reluctant to advance meaningful reform of the justice system.

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Decentralizing Justice and Security in Liberia

Liberia’s programmatic roll-out of five regional Justice and Security hubs, seeking to deconcentrate state justice and security services nationally, is an underestimated initiative. The model’s capacity to provide clear, nationally accessible core public services outside the capital city presents an important possibility for the Liberian government to break from its past. Yet its strong potential may not be met as post-war reforms have focused too heavily on frameworks rather than actual change for Liberians.

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