Community Justice Services

Submitted by on Sun, 06/11/2023 - 20:49

Many developing African countries do have a justice sector that faces many challenges. Citizens demonstrate a widespread distrust towards formal justice institutions, which are perceived as corrupt, removed from the communities, expensive and slow to resolve disputes. This lack of confidence in the formal system leads people to resort to other means to seek recourse, and may also increase the likelihood of violence and further corruption.

Therefore, rolling out of the developed community justice or informal justice programme aims to secure accessible, quality and sustainable justice services for citizens - particularly those living in rural, poor and other disadvantaged communities.


The two programmes will support both state and non-state legal aid, legal empowerment and other justice delivery interventions. Key activities will target, among others, the adoption of information and communication technology within justice institutions, criminal justice reforms, strengthening forensic investigation, prosecution and adjudication of crimes, deepen state-funded legal aid services, and enhance commercial and land justice sector reforms.