The Institute for Justice Sector Development (IJSD) is a non-government organization established in June of 2006 with offices in the Netherlands and the United States.
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 team consultations with Ugandan Justice Law and Order Sector officials in preparation of final draft of Strategic Planning Project for Integrated Information Management.
IJSD’s Executive Director Peter Tinsley and Associate Bunafsha Gulakova were honoured to be invited to join the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces’ (an international foundation based in Switzerland) Advisory Council for the development of guidance notes on gender and security sector oversight.
That work recently culminated in an expert workshop entitled “Integrating Gender into Security Sector Oversight: Experiences from the OSCE and Beyond” held in conjunction with the OSCE’s Gender Section in Vienna. The workshop gathered 25 participants from North America and Europe, including representation from Serbia, Georgia and experts working in Central Asia, for in-depth discussions of the guidance notes, including the best practices to be recommended. It is expected that the guidance notes will be published in April 2014. http://www.dcaf.ch/Event/Expert-Workshop-Guidance-Notes-on-Integrating-Gender-into-Security-Sector-Oversight-Experiences-from-the-OSCE-and-Beyond