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Published on Sep 11, 2018
“The communities and the local authorities- including the joint security and justice actors in Kakata have been very receptive and supportive to our work. We have received more than 60 cases so far. The most common of them are theft, misapplication and sometimes, domestic violence…” said William Vincent, Lead Mediator, Community Justice Team in Kakata. The CJT uses an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism at a cost-free center established to help citizens reduce the extensive bureaucratic impediments in accessing the formal justice system by mediating their cases.
This project is funded by the governments of Sweden and Ireland through UNDP Rule of Law Justice and Security Program in Partnership with Accountability Lab.
The lack of legitimacy, affordability, accessibility and timeliness of the formal justice system in Liberia often prevents any feasible recourse to the law for most citizens.