Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations

04 Mar 2014

Document Summary

Conflict is a strong predictor of future violence. When countries fail to establish the rule of law, justice and security after a conflict or crisis, the chances of recurrent violence are very high. Through the Global Programme to Strengthen the Rule of law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partners with national governments and communities to reverse this state of affairs. These partnerships help establish capable and responsive justice and security institutions and empower ordinary people to contribute to transformational chan.
Since the inception of the Global Programme in 2008, UNDP has partnered with societies affected by crisis and fragility to support the development of nationally-led processes and institutions which embody the rule of law. Through its sustained assistance to over 37 countries, UNDP supports a range of justice and security initiatives that enable national partners to: (1) Increase safety and security for all, (2) Deal with the legacy of violence; (3) Build confidence through accessible and effective justice and security institutions, and (40 Improve the delivery of justice and security for women.

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