International Development Law Organization

Building the capacity of the justice sector in Tajikistan

The economy and banking sectors of Tajikistan face a number of factors affecting the country’s business environment, including high interest rates and weak enforcement. At the core of the banking crisis is the fact that banks do not use the judiciary to support the enforcement of contracts. This in turn affects the construction sector, which, despite the challenging banking environment, is experiencing considerable growth. The justice system in its current condition is not able to address the construction sector disputes that inevitably surface as the sector expands.

Access to Justice for Juveniles in South Sudan

The rule of law institutions and the justice sector in South Sudan lack adequate infrastructure, financing and skills, and have limited access to legal resources. Consequently, justice actors are unable to provide assistance and perform their mandates in an efficient way in order to address cases of arbitrary arrests as well as unlawful and prolonged detention of juveniles.  In addition, there are no dedicated judges for cases involving juveniles, and civil society organizations, paralegals and law firms providing legal aid operate on ad hoc basis with limited resources.

Launch of the Investment Support Programme for the Least Developed Countries: Summary of the debate

At the opening of the meeting, the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) recalled the crucial catalytic role that foreign direct investment (FDI) plays in enhancing productive capacities and creating jobs and expertise, while at the same time highlighting the concern that they remain concentra

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