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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