Justice systems and the Rule of Law exist as the foundation for democracy and good governance. The design and management of the public institutions that administer justice and enforce the Rule of Law are critical to the credibility, both nationally and internationally, of any democratic state, its economic prosperity and very quality of life of its people. In a true democracy, these institutions are independent and transparent. In order to be so, they must have the proper framework, standards and resources.
To assist donor states, international bodies and other non-governmental organizations create and implement strategies for cooperation, coordination and complementarity to the end of maximizing the efficient and effective delivery of assistance to national justice systems in transition.
To provide expert and practical support to nations whose justice systems are in transition, including assistance in the application of international norms for the administration of law, with a view to achieving popular acceptance, and, most particularly, national sustainability.
IJSD - IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Senator Hanneke Gelderblom-Lankhout (Ret.), Netherlands visited Boston, Massachusetts, USA as an International Poll Observer sponsored by IJSD, to observe the 2012 United States Presidential Election on November 6, 2012. Senator Gelderblom-Lankhout visited four polling stations throughout the City of Boston during her visit and has submitted her official report.