Rule of Law Annual Report 2016




Rule of Law Annual Report 2016

June 8, 2017

The rule of law lies at the center of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating accountability among people as well as between citizens and their governments. Since 2008, the UNDP Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development (previously known as Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations) has provided rule of law support to over 40 crisis-affected countries.

This Annual Report provides an overview of the first year of implementation of Phase III of the Global Programme (2016-2020) – highlighting the political and human rights dimensions of the rule of law and how our support contributes to sustaining peace. Part I, Year in Review, reflects on international policy developments affecting rule of law assistance and provides key country-level results achieved through the Global Programme in 2016. Part II, Country Profiles, presents an analysis of our engagement in 34 countries affected by crisis, conflict, and fragility. Lastly, Part III, provides detailed financial information on the Global Programme.