What We Do
The Institute for Justice Sector Development (IJSD) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established to address rule of law deficits in post-conflict, fragile, and developing states and to improve the effectiveness of international support to them.
There are three basic considerations that guide our work:
First, a recognition that a culture of rule of law demands that governments provide citizens with security, equal and fair application of rights and obligations, and a transparent, independent, fair, and accountable justice process.
Second, an acceptance that we must raise the professional competence and level of performance of those deployed to fragile and transitional states in rule of law development projects.
Third, a respect for local and regional values reflected by a recognition that the architects and administrators of a nation’s legal system should be those that will live under it.
With these considerations in mind, IJSD supports:
The Design of Professional Standards
Development of Strategic Planning Competence
Project Management and Implementation
Needs and Gaps Analysis and Programmatic Design
Improvement of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
Integrated Information Management Systems
Civil Society and Access to Justice Promotion
Governance and Public Sector Administration
Security Sector Governance and Reform Research
Rule of Law Training Programs and Specialized Curriculum Development