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Strengthening local capacities for improved access to justice for women in Myanmar

Recent research shows that sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is one of the leading problems impacting communities across Myanmar. Women in particular face significant and widespread levels of SGBV, with both formal and informal systems failing to provide satisfactory remedies. Inadequate legal protections, combined with pervasive cultural and social stigma, low public legal awareness, and deep mistrust in the formal justice system, pose a daunting range of barriers to accessing justice and other services such as legal, medical and psycho-social support.

Supporting the rule of law in Mexico

Mexico has made significant efforts to modernize its justice and security system, and to strengthen the rule of law. The new accusatory system of justice, whereby the penal process is based on the presumption of innocence, has entered into force, and public policy measures have been taken for improved police professionalism. Despite these efforts, the public has little trust in the police force, and there is a widespread perception of impunity.

Building justice in Afghanistan: “Rules over relationships”

An effective, accountable and accessible justice system, based on the rule of law, is essential for security, economic development and the protection of fundamental rights in Afghanistan. Initiated in 2013, IDLO’s Justice Training Transition Program (JTTP) was one of the largest international training programs serving the Afghan criminal justice sector.

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