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Rule of Law and Citizen Security

Trust and respect for the rule of law, and citizen security, are key elements of the development process. Without effective laws and a competent judiciary to arbitrate and enforce them, the citizen does not feel protected in carrying out day-to-day activities, and the state cannot function.

Improving the capacity and quality of a legal system is a challenge in any environment, but is especially challenging in developing economies where human and material resources are in short supply and the credibility of the institutions is often questioned.

It is imperative that the judicial system of a country perform a positive role in promoting development. The lack of access and the limited credibility of the institutions to provide impartial justice, limit the willingness of affected parties to use the courts to resolve disputes and to abide by judicial decisions. It impacts negatively on the willingness of judges and other legal officers to behave consistently.

Improving institutional performance requires certainty that individual incentives of the stakeholders are aligned with institutional objectives, as well as knowledge of the challenges of that particular institutional reform.

CGA provides technical assistance, training and project support in the broad field of rule of law and citizen security. Our experts have a long and successful experience carrying out these types of reforms across the world.

We provide services in the following areas:

  • Access to Justice
  • Conflict Management
  • Court Administration
  • Institutional Development
  • Judicial System Strengthening
  • Legal Information Systems
  • Legal/Judicial Education and Training
  • Legal and Regulatory Reform
  • Public Awareness/Education