ILAC works with governments, civil society and other stakeholders to provide assessments and expert guidance on how to rebuild justice systems after conflict. ILAC assessments prioritize how to begin rebuilding workable justice system that is based on a rule of law and the protection of human rights.
ILAC never makes an assessment mission or manages projects in a country unless we are invited. Working closely with the host government and/or the United Nations is crucial to our success.
ILAC’s assessment and project teams are made up of experts from our member organisations selected based on the skills and languages required for a specific mission.
When conducting an assessment, ILAC’s team will visit the country for about two weeks, consult with politicians, representatives of the ministry of justice, the judiciary, prosecution offices, police, bar associations, the wider legal community, and civil society.
ILAC makes a point to always meet and engage with civil society.
ILAC’s assessments are then provided to the national government where one exists, to the UN, other inter-government organizations, donor governments, civil society, and ILACs member organisations as a basis for recommended technical assistance projects.
ILAC actively promotes and assists with the coordination of the implementation of the recommended actions and projects in its reports.
ILAC is committed to the principles of impartiality and respect for local legal traditions; ILAC’s assistance is, whenever possible, undertaken with the co-operation of the national government but ILAC is independent from political influence.
ILAC is committed to always applying a gender perspective in our assessments and projects. It means that we actively try to investigate if the present justice system works equally for all genders as well as trying to foresee how different projects for reforming the justice sector will affect different genders.