In partnership with local actors, we provide expert guidance and assistance on how to rebuild justice institutions after conflict so that they protect human rights and follow the Rule of Law.
Rule of Law & Justice Sector Assessments – We draw upon our international membership to rapidly deliver unbiased and comprehensive assessments of the status of legal institutions during and immediately post conflict or are in transition to peace and democracy.
- Our assessments are a roadmap for national stakeholders and the international community on how to invest in programming and infrastructure to rebuild the justice sector and/or key institutions.
- Our reports and findings are entirely independent and always made public.
- We craft our recommendations based on our experts’ first-hand knowledge from working on these issues, as well as from lessons learned from experiences in other post conflict countries.
Coordinated Programmes – We coordinate programmatic work among our members based on the recommendations of our full-scale assessments and/or other needs analyses. Through this coordinating aspect, we run effective and relevant interventions that aim to be complementary and avoid duplication of effort.
- We work in close partnership with local ministries, judges, prosecutors, court administrators, lawyers and lawyers’ associations when there are strategic openings to provide assistance to rebuild justice institutions.
- Through peer-to-peer based programming, we strengthen the independence and resilience of often fragile and embryonic justice sector institutions and the legal profession.
- Our support builds the capacity of national institutions and professionals so that they are better equipped to respond to the demands of the rights-holders and uphold their rights.
Policy Dialogue – We contribute to international policy and development dialogue by broadly disseminating and making our reports and findings public and sharing our best practices and lessons learned.
- ILAC improves coordination of international support to justice sector reform.
- By consolidating and sharing lessons learned and best practices for strengthening the capacity and independence of justice institutions with the United Nations and other international frameworks, we influence international policies and standards on how to help strengthen the independence and resilience of justice sector institutions and the legal profession during conflict or in countries in transition to peace.