Justice Sector

The justice sector is crucial in maintaining accountability. At the same time, justice sector institutions can be part of the corruption problem.

Corruption reduces the accessibility and quality of justice and the legitimacy of not only justice sector institutions but the state more generally. By undermining contract enforcement and property rights, corruption in the justice sector can negatively affect much needed investment in developing countries.

U4 examines approaches to improve justice sector integrity such as the monitoring of judicial reform processes and social accountability mechanisms. The rationale and effectiveness of specialised anti-corruption tribunals will also be explored. Several publications are forthcoming in 2013 and beyond.

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Author: GIZ
Release date: January 2014

How to note: Using Community Policing to Promote Gender Equality and Prevent Corruption

 

Community policing (CP) interventions supported by
German development cooperation have been used to
reform the justice sector in northern Afghanistan, reduce
violence against women in Bangladesh, solve land
disputes in Mozambique, and support police reform in
Burundi. These experiences have shown that while CP is
not a universal remedy, as an intervention it can address
various, specific reform needs. This how to note for project
managers in development cooperation is an attempt to
illustrate that flexibility through a framework that outlines
how to include gender equality and anti-corruption
reform targets into CP interventions. We do so by introducing
the concept of primary and secondary objectives as
part of the design of a CP intervention.

Community policing (CP) interventions supported by German development cooperation have been used to reform the justice sector in northern Afghanistan, reduce violence against women in Bangladesh, solve land disputes in Mozambique, and support police reform in Burundi. These experiences have shown that while CP is not a universal remedy, as an intervention it can address various, specific reform needs. This how to note for project managers in development cooperation is an attempt to illustrate that flexibility through a framework that outlines how to include gender equality and anti-corruption reform targets into CP interventions. 

Author: Transparency International UK
Release date: March 2012

Arresting corruption in the police: The global experience of police corruption reform efforts

This report is the result of a survey of global experience of police anti-corruption reforms. It analyses police corruption and looks at reforms that were undertaken to tackle it. The study offers a way to analyse police corruption more systematically through a ‘police typology’, and looks at examples of police reform in 10 countries around the globe: Australia, Afghanistan, China, Georgia, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Serbia, Singapore, and Venezuela. The first version of this report, released on 10 October, only included nine case studies. This updated version also incorporates Honduras. 

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