Rule of Law

MINUJUSTH uses its good offices and advocacy vis-à-vis the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the Government to advance rule of law reform and deliver key human rights compatible legislation.

Under the same objectives, the Mission actively engages a wide range of national and international stakeholders, including civil society, women and youth groups, and the private sector.

Activities aim to support and strengthen the independence, accountability, professionalism and oversight mechanisms in the justice sector, notably the Conseil Supérieur du Pouvoir Judiciaire (CSPJ) and the Inspection Unit of the Ministry of Justice.

MINUJUSTH will also advocate for the completion of key processes of legislative reform, especially as regards the functioning of the criminal justice system (the Penal and Penal Procedure Codes, the Law on Legal Aid, the Prison Law), reinforcing institutional functioning (electoral legal framework review) and promoting gender equality and action against SGBV (Gender Equality Bill; the Law on Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women).

MINUJUSTH focuses efforts and resources in particular on one jurisdiction, bringing best practices all along the justice chain from an effective police operation, defence in court through to improved conditions in prisons and to develop legal aid to the most vulnerable through the Legal Aid Office (Bureau d'Aide Légal).