Results: Rule of Law

26 Sep 2012
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Summary

Currently, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is strengthening rule of law in over 100 developing countries, including 37 affected by crisis.

UNDP rule of law programmes include providing legal empowerment to the poor and marginalized groups, including women, young people, the disabled and migrants; improving justice and security institutions and access to justice; and helping communities to deal with a legacy of conflict through methods such as truth commissions, the prosecution of conflict-related crimes and establishing community-based violence prevention initiatives.

UNDP also helps governments and concerned organizations to draft stronger legislation in areas such as domestic violence, gender-based violence and trafficking, and to improve the institutional response to these crimes.

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